Antique Indian Carved Ebony Table Box - Nagina Region Islamic Colonial Ware (Code 2680)
A finely carved ebony box from the Nagina region of India. It is carved from solid ebony panels with fine floral detail heavily influenced by the Islamic style. It dates to the mid 19th century during the colonial period. Interestingly the interior is not fitted and there isn't a lock, so it was probably used for general purposes and not in an area where contents would need to be secured. The lid features a white metal cartouche engraved with initials.
The quality of these boxes vary considerably with early carved examples like this showing very good detail, later examples do not have the same quality and are often made of wood stained black, rather than real ebony.
Minor faults and losses at the joints and along the edges. To the back join of the top panel to the lid there is an old repair along the join, probably filling in where a shrinkage split occurred (common in solid ebony) - see image 10.
Height: 14.7 cm ( 5 3/4 inches)
Length: 35 cm ( 13 3/4 inches)
Breadth: 20.2 cm ( 8 inches)
Weight: 2320 grams (before packing).
Stock Code: 2680 JU21-6
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