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Afine large 12"Anglo Indian Sadeli hingedglove or documentbox, with it's original lock but no key, anddating to around the early 20th century.
The sandalwoodbox is rectangular in form with a slightly domed top, and has been decorated all over in natural & stained faux ivory, ebony& pewtermicro mosaic tiles in ageometric pattern- please see all photos and click to enlarge.
The box has it's original lock (no key)within a faux ivory escutcheon, and hinges open to reveal a red velvet lined lid and a plain interior.
Condition is overall very good & strong, with good hinges. One smalledge has lost it's faux ivory border inlay(a partial piece is included), and there are 2 areas with very small losses (last 2 closeupphotos), otherwise fine with light wear commensurate with age.
The box measures approx 12" long, 5" wide & 2 3/8" high (max) or 30cm, 12.7cm, & 6cm.