A lidded box, often made of oak or walnut with incised carving, designed to hold the family bible with its record of births, deaths and marriages. They were sometimes set on a stand and were popular in the 17th and 18th century, although there are also 19th century examples.
An Anglo Indian sandalwood and sadeli mosaic sewing box, mid 19th century, the hinged lid inset with a relief carved landscape panel, internally fitted and complete with original ivory and mosaic inlaid compartment lids and bobbins, 31.5 cm wide note: the
An Anglo-Indian ivory and lac-engraved sewing box, Vizagapatam, second quarter 19th century, the domed and fluted hinged top revealing a fitted engraved ivory and sandalwood interior with removable tray divided into compartments, the lid with a hinged pane
A late 19th century Anglo Indian Vizagapatam sewing box, the sandalwood cover and sides carved with elephants in foliage within tinted ivory and metal mosaic bands, opening to reveal compartments and some fittings, the interior with ink inscription 'Passed
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