Anglo-Indian Miniature Carved Ebony and Ivory-Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet
Anglo-Indian Miniature Carved Ebony and Ivory-Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet
Anglo-Indian Miniature Carved Ebony and Ivory-Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet
Anglo-Indian Miniature Carved Ebony and Ivory-Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet

Anglo-Indian Miniature Carved Ebony and Ivory-Inlaid Secretaire Cabinet

1880 to 1900 Monghyr - India

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The hatched, incised and carved ebony inlaid with geometric and floral ivory motifs. The base has two short drawers above a long drawer, demarcated by a top and base moulding. The drawers are mounted with turned bone pulls. The base is surmounted by an inset cupboard with two foliate carved hinged doors and a moulded overhanging cornice. When opened, each door is inlaid with two storage shelves and lined with red silk velvet. The doors enclose a writing fall with glazed inlaid twin panels, also lined with red silk velvet. This fall front is fastened at the bottom and opens forward to reveal a pigeon hole and a pair of drawers behind. The chest stands on four inverted turned cup feet with incised bands.
For a similar item in the V&A’s collection which is described as a ‘Miniature Wardrobe’, please see Amin Jaffer, 'Furniture from British India and Ceylon: A Catalogue of the Collections in the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum' (Timeless Books, New Delhi, 2001), fig. 77, p.236. This miniature wardrobe is from Monghyr, India, dated 1840-50 and its height is 46cm.
Dimensions
Height 48.00 cm (18.90 inches)
Width 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
Depth 18.50 cm (7.28 inches)
Stock Code
6250
Medium
Ivory Inlaid Ebony
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