mid c19th indian hoshiarpur ebony and boneinlaid chest or trunk

Mid C19th Indian Hoshiarpur ebony and bone-inlaid chest or trunk .



Item Ref

ML 186


Mid C19th Indian Hoshiarpur ebony and bone-inlaid chest or trunk .
Intricate geometric and floriate design inlaid 'shisham' oblong trunk with iron carrying handles to the ends , having heart-shaped back-plates possibly signifying it's origin as a marriage chest or love token . Ebony and bone chequer banding , the top and sides with ovoid reserve panels . The hinged lift-up lid and front fitted with a later iron hasp for securing a padlock . The interior with simple divisions to one end . The rear of the chest with a carved 'stay' to support the opened lid .
Inlaid with bone to all sides and lid , in good original condition with no losses or damage . Has some historic marks and stains commensurate with age, use and purpose. Good original dry surface and pale patina.
Interesting Indian chest with an decorative and opulent atmospheric appeal .
H 13"
W 24"
D 15"
India c. 1860
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Internal Ref: ML 186


Height = 33 cm (13")
Width = 61 cm (24")
Depth = 39 cm (16")

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