Anglo Indian ebony box carved with overall floral motifs; having a central oval miniature on ivory of the Taj Mahal. From the town of Nagina in the Bijnor District. See: Furniture from British India by Jaffir, pp. 264-66. Circa 1870.
Ornate Antique French Bronze Dore Jewelry Casket, with inset painted porcelain plaques; having a hinged lid opening to a velvet lined well, above two doors opening to shelves and raised on dragon form feet. Circa 1870. (n.b. doors close but do not lock)
Victorian English Papier Mâché Tea Caddy, with an undulating shape that demonstrates the malleability of the material; decorated with gilt vines and swags, painted flowers and inlaid with mother-of-pearl; having two lidded compartments for tea and an opening for a sugar bowl (missing).
Rare Chinese Export Roll Top Lap Desk, Asian Hardwoods with ebony and brass mounts having single lower drawer that when opened reveals a fitted interior, sloped writing surface and "pop-up" storage compartment with tambour doors. Circa 1830.
Small English Regency blonde tortoise shell tea caddy with pewter stringing; rectangular with stepped lid inlaid with a mother-of-pearl floral spray, opening to two lidded shell veneered compartments and the whole raised on brass ball feet. Circa 1800-1820.
Fine English Regency tea chest of sarcophagus form in rosewood, banded and inlaid with brass; the rectangular, canted lid opens to a fitted interior with two lidded tea caddies ad a later sugar bowl. Circa 1810-15.
Remarkable Antique English Tunbridge ware Dresser Chest or Jewelry Box in olivewood with tesselated mosaic inlaid decoration, having a stepped lid with inlaid castle and floral decoration, two cabinet doors with "Tumbling Blocks" pattern opening to four small band inlaid drawers, the sides decorated with a tesselated mosaic "deer in a forest" design and the whole raised on ebonized ball form feet. Circa 1840-60. ...click for details