Indo-Portuguese Sadeli Cabinet

Gujarat or Sindh, Late 16th century

71.3cm wide, 35cm deep, 35cm high

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Indo-Portuguese Sadeli Cabinet

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. 

Indo-Portuguese Sadeli Cabinet


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