Amazing 19c Anglo Indian Carved Ebonized Work Box W Sandalwood Interior
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Amazing 19c Anglo Indian Carved Ebonized Work Box W Sandalwood Interior:
I am pleased to present here for sale this fabulous large 19c Anglo Indian stationary work box which is relief carved in ebonized hardwood along with a beautiful sandalwood fitted interior all in pristine quality condition. This large and impressive work box was produced in India during the British occupation around the c1860s to the c1870s and was purchased most likely by one of the British military to bring or send back home as this is definitely not an average box picked up at one of the outside bazaars but a possibly one that was special ordered. This large and impressive box has been saturated completely to the outside with relief carving depicting continuous archways, wide point on point boarders, floral and leaf designs and the top has been done in a wonderful design of the same but with a slightly raised section and a central roundel with a large open flower head with yet more floral designs inside the large leaves and center area. The construction is of the highest order with the inside showing thick hardwood slabs used for all four sides and top using wide sturdy inlaid corner brackets for strength along with three heavy duty brass hinges and a lid prop for each side. The lock assembly is also large and heavy duty and is in fine working condition with its original fancy key. The total interior and all appointments are of high quality solid panels of sandalwood with nicely treated edges with the interior lid having a letter storage area along with a lift out organized tray, then the bottom is once again lined with high quality sandalwood. Condition is as good as it gets with very little surface wear having all brass hardware in fine working condition with the heavy lid closing tight and square locking perfectly making this Anglo Indian 'CEYLONESE' box a real keeper. Sizes: Width 16" x Depth 11" x Height 7" x Weight 12lbs. If you collect Anglo Indian objects or antique boxes then this is an absolute must as it will also compliment any Asian or Chinese collections so offer to win.....you will love it!
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