Anglo /Indian Ivory Box
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Shown above is a very good Anlo-Indian sewing box, ca. 1850, complete with all its contents, which is very rare. The box is made of slabs of ivory over wood, inlaid with a mosaic design consisting of small bits of ivory, ebony, silver, and turquoise. The inlays are flanked by ivory banding. The box sits on small ivory bun feet. The interior is divided into compartments for sewing spools, pin cushion, and covered compartments for other sewing items.
There are age cracks in the larger ivory slabs but all is perfectly stable. There has been some minor restoration to the mosaic inlay. (Hardly noticable unless you are really looking). The box does not close completely due to shrinkage and age.(see photo above) Overall it is very good shape. Very rarely are these boxes found in this good a condition, making these imperfections a very minor issue.
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Dimensions: 7" wide x 5" deep x 3 1/4" high