Category Archives: Middle-Eastern

Persian Desk Companion

Persian Desk Companion. Lovely little hand-painted Persian Desk Companion with hand-painted bone plaque in Persian Khatam mosaic frame……Polo scene.,..2006. Two brass holders for pens. Holders for cards/stationary. VERY DECORATIVE PIECE! “Khātam (Persian: خاتم‎‎) is a Persian version of marquetry, art forms made by decorating the surface of wooden articles with delicate pieces of wood, bone…

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Zanzibar Dowry Chest

Zanzibar Dowry Chest. PRESENTING a STUNNING EXAMPLE of an Early 20th Century Zanzibar Dowry Chest from circa 1920. The chest is in the classic shape and design of what is commonly known as a ‘Zanzibar Chest’………but it was most likely made in the Middle East…Probably Oman. Oman is geographically close to the island of Zanzibar.…

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Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx

Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. PRESENTING an Early Egyptian Brass Plaque ft The Sphinx. The Bowl is solid brass. It is hand decorated with hand beaten nail pins in a ‘folk art manner’ depicting the Sphinx and other people. We are of the opinion that this piece dates from circa 1920….BUT…..could be MUCH older!…

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19C Indo Persian Pill Box featuring a Polo Game

19C Indo Persian Pill Box featuring a Polo Game. LOVELY early 19th Century example of an Indo-Persian Gilt Metal & Hand-painted MOP Pill Box featuring a Polo Game. From circa 1820. Probably made in North India…………..but heavily Persian influenced. The Box is made of a gilt metal……..probably silver…..engraved and chased on the sides. The Lid is likewise…

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18C Indo Persian Mosaic Pen Box

18C Indo Persian Mosaic Pen Box. GORGEOUS late 18th Century Indo-Persian geometric mosaic pen holder box. From circa 1780. The mosaic is similar to the more Indian Sadeli Mosaic but has a much more Persian influence. Geometric patterns made of a combination of gold, faux ivory, stained wood and stained faux ivory……….the result is simply…

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20C Indo Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror

20C Indo Persian Mosaic Wall Mirror. LOVELY 20th Century Indo-Persian mosaic Wall mirror…….from circa 1980. Edged in faux ivory or bone……and completely covered in glorious Indo-Persian mosaic…..similar to Sadeli Mosaic……geometric patterns made of faux ivory, stained faux ivory, stained wood and GOLD flecks. Banded in ebony stringing. The entire frame has been heavily lacquered on top…

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20C Middle Eastern Treen and Mosaic Pencil Jar

Lovely 20C Middle Eastern Treen and Mosaic Pencil Jar. Mid-20th Century…..Middle Eastern…..probably Persian…..Lignum Vitae Treen pencil jar with mosaic inlay. Inlaid with various stained woods to simulate ivory and stained ivory to create a classic geometric pattern mosaic in the Indo-Persian style. Lignum vitae is a dense and heavy wood…..known for its durability…..often used to…

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20C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box

20C Indo Persian Mosaic Trinket Box……………………LOVELY trinket box from circa 1930. This is an unusual little box……the carcass is made of sandalwood and it is covered in sadeli style mosaic…….classically Anglo-Indian……but the mosaic is different from the usual Sadeli Mosaic from the Bombay area……the colors and shapes have a VERY PERSIAN feel and influence !!…

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20C Middle Eastern Mosaic Trinket Box

20C Middle Eastern Mosaic Trinket Box. Nice and simple Middle Eastern/North African Trinket Box…….either from Syria or Morocco. Circa 1960……probably a vacation souvenir. Inlaid with mother of pearl. Original red velvet lined interior. MOSAIC: Mosaic is the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of colored glass, stone, or other materials. It…

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20C Brass Middle Eastern Miniature Kettle and Genie Pot

20C Brass Middle Eastern Miniature Kettle and Genie Pot. Cute little solid brass miniature kettle and Genie Coffee pot…….either Middle Eastern or Indian…….circa 1920. Nicely chased. A genie or jinn is a spiritual creature mentioned in Islamic theology. The English word derives from the Latin genius and is also used for this kind of guardian spirit…

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