Description & Technical information

Ebony veneered with sadeli marquetry in tropical hardwoods and ivory, the front with an arrangement of drawers with shield shaped escutcheons and carrying handles to the sides. A games board with similar marquetry is in the V&A Museum, London, Accession Number 1961-1899, as illustrated in Amin Jaffer, Luxury Goods from India, London, 2002, no. 4.

This item contains less than 10% ivory and has been registered with Defra.

Date:  Late 16th century
Period:  1400-1600, 16th Century
Origin:  India, Gujarat
Medium: Ebony, Ivory, Tropical hardwoods
Dimensions: 71.3 x 35 x 35 cm (28¹/₈ x 13³/₄ x 13³/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art