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Vizagapatam games board
Vizagapatam games board - Curiosities Style Louis XVI Vizagapatam games board -
Ref : 112524
8 950 €   -   SALE PENDING
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Rosewood, ivory
Dimensions :
L. 15.75 inch X l. 15.35 inch
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Vizagapatam games board

A rare Indian-export Vizagapatam ivory and rosewood inlaid folding games board. India, late 18th century, of typical form with brass hinges, made from rosewood and sandalwood, finely inlaid with ivory and heightened with black lac, the exterior with a checkered design and borders of delicate meandering floral vines, the interior with backgammon board design, the central panel with
large stylized floral motifs.
Dimensions : 40 cm long, 39 cm wide.
Eu-Certificate available.

Vizagapatam was renowned for its cabinet-making industry which combined western forms with Indian ornamentation inspired by Coromandel chintzes, in particular inlaying wood with a profusion of distinctive floral designs in ivory. The ivory being boldly engraved and highlighted with lac (Amin Jaffer, “Furniture from British India and Ceylon”, London, 2001, pp 172-175)

Bibliography :
• "Furniture from British India and Ceylon", Amin Jaffer.


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