The rectangular top is engraved with a palace flanked by trees with sections engraved and architectural scenes and framed by dense boarders of foliage. The inside housing lidded compartments and dressing mirror.


The British East India Companys rule in India was particularly strong in the south where there was a wealth of exotic materials. The British arrived in Vizagapatam, situated on the Coromandel Coast in 1668 and gained recognition for creating furniture of British taste from local materials such as ivory, rosewood and ebony. As the company grew, more British citizens were deployed to Indias major towns. As a result, demand for furniture from this region of India increased dramatically and fundamentally changed the way the British lived in India.

Dimensions 32 × 44 × 17 cm

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