Author Archives: Nevan O Shaughnessy

Persian Handpainted Khatam Mosaic Trinket Box

Persian Handpainted Khatam Mosaic Trinket Box. Lovely little Persian Trinket Box. Arabic scene of travelers meeting at the Oasis and sharing a Hookah. Hand-painted on bone…..box has beautiful PersianKhatam inlaid mosaic of brass, bone and colored glass/stone. “Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of wooden articles…

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19C Anglo Indian Carved Rosewood and Bone inlaid Elephant

19C Anglo Indian Carved Rosewood and Bone inlaid Elephant. Gorgeous little Anglo-Indian Elephant. Rosewood inlaid with bone…….circa 1890…..made in Hoshiarpur, India. IN great CONDITION…..tusks, trunk etc. INDIAN ELEPHANTS: In general, Asian elephants are smaller than African elephants and have the highest body point on the head. The tip of their trunk has one finger-like process.…

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19C Omani Khanjar Dagger and Scabbard

19C Omani Khanjar Dagger and Scabbard. Beautiful 19C Omani, Indo-Persian inspired, Khanjar Dagger and scabbard from circa 1850. The scabbard is inlaid with sterling silver thread, black thread and copper thread, in the Damascene style. Sterling silver mounts on the dagger and scabbard. The dagger hilt or handle is made of rosewood and overlaid with silver mounts. Most…

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18C Indo Portugese or Persian Vargueno Mini Cabinet – HIGHLY IMPORTANT PIECE

18C Indo Portugese or Persian Vargueno Mini Cabinet. EXTREMELY RARE, HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND DESIRABLE colonial piece ! It is most likely an Indo-Portugese Vargueno Mini Cabinet……circa 1780…….with strong Persian influences. Vargueno’s are typically Portugese or Spanish. Portugal, through its colonization of parts of Asia in the 17th and 18th Centuries, had a strong influence on…

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Pair of 18C Middle Eastern Damascene Vases

Pair of 18C Middle Eastern Damascene Vases. STUNNING pair of 18th Century Damascene Vases……solid brass inlaid with copper and pure silver. Each vase has matching Arabic inscriptions……on front and back. Made in the area of Damascus, Syria circa 1790……very rare……and highly sought after !! “Damascening is the art of inlaying different metals into one another—typically,…

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19C Anglo Indian Campaign Collapsible Peacock Chair (Part of Set) – IMPORTANT

19C Anglo Indian Campaign Collapsible Peacock Chair. Gorgeous and EXTREMELY RARE 19C Anglo Indian collapsible Peacock Design campaign chair. 19C Anglo Indian Campaign Collapsible Peacock Chair. Extremely fine workmanship throughout………..this would have taken months to complete by the numerous craftsmen that would have been involved in making it. Circa 1880…….teak or rosewood profusely inlaid with…

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Oil on Canvas of The Roscommon Dragoon after Sir William Orpen

Oil on Canvas of The Roscommon Dragoon after Sir William Orpen. “The Roscommon Dragoon” after Sir William Orpen……oil on canvas…..circa 1918. Sir William Orpen was one of the premiere British and Irish Artists of the Early and Mid 20th Century and is regarded as a British Master. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Orpen This is one of Orpen’s most…

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19C Pair of Walnut Gothic Revival Hall Chairs

19C Pair of Walnut Gothic Revival Hall Chairs. GORGEOUS Pair of walnut Gothic Revival Hall Chairs…..from circa 1840….British or Irish. Both chairs have beautiful natural patina. The chair backs (splats) are CLASSIC GOTHIC REVIVAL………..reminiscent of Gothic Church windows and pews ! Plain on the back as is normal with Hall Chairs. Lovely baluster turned front…

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19C Anglo Indian Stationery Campaign Chest with secret drawers – EXCEPTIONAL

19C Anglo Indian Stationery Campaign Chest with secret drawers. PRESENTING A STUNNING AND EXTREMELY RARE 19th Century Anglo-Indian Stationery Campaign Chest/Box. Gorgeous and extremely rare and unique 19th Century piece……made in 1897. EVERYTHING about this Chest oozes QUALITY……from the locks, to the inlay, to the interior and to the marquetry detail ! 19C Anglo Indian…

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