This wonderful cabinet comes to us from India at the time of the English occupation and is known as Anglo Indian design. I would date it to the later part of the 19th Century. It is made of wood that looks like oak, but I am not quite sure. It is trimmed in brass and what appears to be celluloid.
The cabinet has a door with a central glass panel and is trimmed in wood with the celluloid and brass design, and some round stones, possibly moonstone or mother of pearl. There is a lock and key to the door. The key works, but I don't believe it is the original one as it is somewhat hard to maneuver.
The door opens to reveal four shallow compartments lined in blue silk. The exterior of the compartments have small brass pulls and brass plaques with the white stones on either end.. Below the door is another silk lined compartment. This one is also lined in the blue silk and has celluloid trim.
The top and two sides of the cabinet are decorated with the celluloid veneer and metalwork.
The piece with its bonnet top, has a height of 9 1/2". It is 8" wide and 6" deep. It is in good condition for its age, but there is some loss to the celluloid veneer . Please exam the pictures. It would make a fine jewelry cabinet for your prized possessions.
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