Anglo-Indian Ivory, Penwork and Sandalwood Diminutive Bureau Bookcase
Vizagapatam, circa 1790, the locks and hinges English silver, london, 1791
With a pair of paneled cupboard doors flanked by fluted stiles, opening to reveal an arrangement of drawers and valenced pigeonholes above a hinged flap opening to a fitted interior and one long drawer, raised on bracket feet, the whole decorated with bouquets within scrolling foliate borders. Height 33 7/8 inches (86 cm), width 25 7/8 inches (64 cm), depth 11 7/8 inches (30 cm).
Kentshire Galleries, New York
Comparable examples are illustrated: Amin Jaffer, Luxury Goods from India, The Art of the Indian Cabinet-Maker, 2002, p.80.
Amin Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, 2002, pp.200-201.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Loss to front left corner as illustrated.
Doors with areas of shrinkage and slight warpage.
Overall ivory veneers to case with some variations to color, shrinkage and age cracks.
Some patches and replacements to edges of ivory veneers.
Drawer with later runners to interior.
All locks bearing English silver hallmarks dated 1791.
Interior drawer to upper section with minor patches and splits as with interior to lower section.
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