19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Expandable and Foldable Book Rack – VERY RARE

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Expandable and Foldable Book Rack.

Another EXTREMELY RARE piece from our large Anglo-Indian Collection.

This is an expandable and foldable book rack from Colonial India circa 1880.

Made in Vizagapatam, India from sandalwood…..inlaid with faux ivory……both ends are completely covered in GLORIOUS faux blonde shell and bone or faux ivory frieze panels.

It is edged and banded in faux ivory and all hand-painted with indelible black lac ink.

It has various floral medallions.

This is such a RARE piece…..we have again only ever seen one other…..but this is in MUSEUM CONDITION !!

Anglo Indian boxes were made in India for the English residents from the early part of the 18th century. They were brought back or sent back to England usually by the people who had commissioned them. From the beginning of the nineteenth century they were imported more commercially, although not in any significant numbers until the middle decades. They were very highly valued, especially the early ones, to the extent that the designs were copied on late 19th and early 20th century tins.

Link: http://hygra.com/anglo.html

19C Anglo Indian Vizagapatam Expandable and Foldable Book Rack.

Provenance: Part of our extensive Anglo-Indian Collection.

Dimensions: 12.2″ wide ( 16.25″ wide fully extended) , 4.75″ deep and 5.25″ tall with ends up

Condition: Museum Quality

SOLD

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood, Shell & Bone Expandable and Foldable Book Rack

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood, Shell & Bone Expandable and Foldable Book Rack

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood, Shell & Bone Expandable and Foldable Book Rack

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood, Shell & Bone Expandable and Foldable Book Rack

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood, Shell & Bone Expandable and Foldable Book Rack

19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood, Shell & Bone Expandable and Foldable Book Rack
19C Anglo-Indian Vizagapatam Sandalwood, Shell & Bone Expandable and Foldable Book Rack

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *