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Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 465
 

AN ANGLO-INDIAN LACQUERED AND GILT CHEST ON STAND
Possibly Bareilly area, Uttar Pradesh, India, 19th century

AN ANGLO-INDIAN LACQUERED AND GILT CHEST ON STAND
Possibly Bareilly area, Uttar Pradesh, India, 19th century

The chest of typical rectangular shape, designed as a lidded wooden box, the lacquered body decorated with panels of gold floral blooms with poppies, foliage, and vegetal sprays in a fashion reminiscent of Japanese Maki-e (gilt lacquered) cabinets and Chinoiserie furniture, the hinged lid covering a vacant interior, resting on a fitted four-footed stand painted with interlocking vegetal volutes, rosette roundels, and fleshy palmette leaves, the box 35.5cm x 25cm x 17cm, 37.5cm x 34.2cm x 27.3cm including the stand.

For a similar published example, please see Amin Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, 2001, p. 269. A few of these Bareilly lacquered cabinets have successfully sold in the UK and American auction market. Please refer to Woolley & Wallis, 13 January 2009, lot 383; Toovey's, 22 April 2009, lot 1120; and Sotheby's New York, 6 October 2011, lot 229.

Private Scottish collection since the early 20th century, then by descent in a private UK collection.

Estimated at £1,500 - £2,000


 

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