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. Measures 30 inches wide, 14 inches deep, and 28.5 inches high. Lovely condition.
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.
Mid 20th century Indian gilt bronze seated female deity mounted with semi precious stones, circa 1950-1960. Measures 14 inches high, 10 inches deep and 10 inches wide. Excellent condition. Purchased from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 1960's. It is modern reproduction of a piece exhibited in the Cleveland Museum of art: If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. 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.
Fine brass inlaid wood Surahi vessel, circa 1870-80. Probably made in Mainpuri, a district in the Agra region of northern India. The artisans who specialized in this delicate work, known as tarkashi, were members of the Ojha caste, whose ancestors migrated from Rajistan to Mainpuri in the 14th century. For more information and related examples, please see Furniture From British India and Ceylon by Amin Jaffer, V & A Publications 2001, pages 305-307. Measures 6 inches high, a bit of minor inlay loss.
An Anglo Indian carved rosewood and ivory inlaid sewing box, the stepped rectangular top and sides featuring elaborately carved fantastical animals, centering an elephant figure, amid floral and foliate decoration, all bordered by geometric design inlay, the sandlewood interior divided into numerous compartments, some with ivory fittings & additional sewing accoutrements. A removable mirror with inlaid border attaches to the hinged cover. Anglo India, c.1820. Note: Some professional restoration to geometric inlay. Dimensions: 5" H x 12 3/4" W x 9 1/2" D