Cabinet on stand
Ivory and wood
740 mm (H)1100 mm (W)770 mm (D)890 mm (H)1000 mm (W)600 mm (D)Order this image
Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
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Craftsmen in the Indian east coast port of Vizagapatam, in the early 18th century produced furniture for western consumers. Their highly intricate wood and ivory veneered pieces were not often large but instead small and portable.
Anglo-Indian ivory inlaid (Vizagapatam) cabinet on stand, of padouk wood (Birma). 18th-century. With two panelled doors inlaid with palm trees and densely scrolling fruiting vines. Enclosing an elaborately fitted architectural interior in the form of a two-storey house with balustrades, and a colonade framing drawers and pigeon-holes. The shaped stand with convex frieze inlaid with scrolls and shells. On cabriole legs and paw feet.