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19thc ebony Ceylonese workbox

19thc ebony Ceylonese workbox

Code: 10


W: 37cm (14.6")H: 14cm (5.5")D: 24cm (9.4")


A finely carved mid 19thc solid ebony Ceylonese workbox with profuse acanthus leaf decoration, possibly from the Galle district.

The interior consists of a tray with eleven compartments, the lids a mix of ivory & exotic wood inlay, some with red & black ink & silver wire inlaid chevron decorated borders. The inside of the lid is a silver wire design of an elephant in ivory & ebony.