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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #1074584
Lotus House
$850.00
A very unusual and expertly carved Anglo Indian rosewood extending book rack. Both ends are carved in minute detail with cranes among grapevines. The extending platform sits on four typical Georgian feet, the edges embellished with leaves. A super piece in great condition, although two of the feet appear to have old repairs. Circa 1840. Measurements: 18 inches long, measured from foot to foot, 30 inches fully extended. 6 1/2 inches deep, again measured from foot to foot, and 9 inched tall...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1900 item #982588
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Intricately cut and pierced russet iron with with Islamic geometric design and Islamic script. This hexagonal amulet box was meant to hold a matching shaped miniature Qur'an, and be worn on the upper arm, close to the heart, possibly under armor for protection in battle. The interior lined in lacquered brass, with some of the lacquer still remaining, mostly on the bottom and a bit on the hinged lid. The interesting locking mechanism is in perfect working order...