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Galle Region Workbox

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A finely carved ebony workbox from Ceylon, Galle Region, circa 1850.

The lid lifts to reveal a tray of nine engraved and lac filled ivory covered compartments, and beneath this a further lift-out tray for more needlework requisites. The interior of the lid is also inlaid with a vase of flowers design, similarly decorated with red and black lac.

w:11 in x d:8 in x 4.75 in

 

 

Item Code: 1993

£ 2400

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