An Indian ivory and rosewood casket
Vizagapatam – India, circa 1740
Dimensions (approx.): H. 6,7 in. ; W. 16,5 in. ; D. 12,6 in.
This casket presenting a rare size and quality of vegetal decoration – in the Italian manner called ‘Tarsia a incastro’ (ivory flowers are directly inlaid into the solid rosewood, which reserves have been previously carved for each element) this great chest is decorated on all sides and opening by a drawer. The interior offers ivory plates engraved.
An extremely rare work on the French market, in the highest quality, that can be complete an Asian interior as well as a Louis XIV by its opulence. The last pictures shows it on a Louis XIV table in the parisian manner of Pierre Gole.