Beautiful vintage hand painted paper mache box made by the Ali Brothers, Hassan Abad, Srinagar 190003, Kashmir, India, 4th quarter 20th century. Measures 6.5 inches long, 4 inches wide and 2 inches high. Excellent condition, painted with pink, blue and yellow over a gold and black ground. Papier mache or paper mache is derived from French meaning 'chewed paper'. Paper Mache is a composite material consisting of paper pulp reinforced with some adhesive which hardens upon drying and then is painted upon. Paper Mache was introduced in Kashmir by the Persian Mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, popularly known as Shah-i-Hamdan in Kashmir. It is believed that during his visit to Kashmir, the Shah was accompanied by a host of craftsmen who were favored by the local court of the Sultan of Kashmir, Zain-ul-Abidin. After time the art and craft that was ancestral to these artisans from Persia and Central Asia started to flourish in the vale of Kashmir.
Rare antique hand carved teak veranda swing. India, early 20th century. The measurements are: 88” high, 109” wide at the top, 34” deep at the top, 19 wide at the base, and 30” deep at the base. The chains are 62” long. The swing seat is 56.75” wide and 27” deep. Beautiful original polychrome surface and excellent condition. Strong and comfortable.
The decoration was inspired by the miniature Mughal paintings of the 17th and 18th centuries in India. Each scene is hand painted over true silver leaf, accented with areas of gold leaf. There are scenes of courtly life, the hunt, lovers, gardens and exotic animals. Truly one of a kind and custom made, there is no other like it. The chest has no drawer pulls because owner chose to display it as a work of art; however, drawer pulls could easily be added to facilitate use of the drawers. Measures 30 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and 28.5 inches high. Lovely condition. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques
Indian hand carved and painted four panel room divider screen. Mid 20th century in excellent condition. Beautifully hand painted and pierce carved in traditional Indian motifs on both sides so it can easily be used in the center of a room. Unusually large size at 72.5 inches tall with four 20 inch wide by 3/4 inch thick panels. The screen can be folded to fit nearly any space. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 203 488-1919 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower AntiquesConnecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Antique Indian set of 3 open twist hand carved wooden candlesticks with brass inlay. The candlesticks measure 6.5, 10, and 12.25 inches tall with 3, 3.5, and 3.75 inches bases. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply. This item is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Tpke Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For hours of operation visit: http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com