AN INDIAN ROSEWOOD AND EBONY BRASS MOUNTED BOX FOR THE ISLAMIC MARKET
Malabar Coast, 18th century
With a large drawer with several compartments under a lid with two compartment interior, with brass mounts and chased brass decoration, including a key.
L. 26.4 x W. 19.5 x H. 12.3 cm
This type of box is usually described as a cash box but probably could be anything from a writing box to a jewellery box. It was not made primarily for the European market but rather for the Arabian and Persian markets.