Posted 5 years ago
My third find from my local charity shop :)
Sorry for posting again, my photographs came out sideways for some reason.
Apparently mid 20th century (1960's). Inlaid with mother-of-pearl and fruitwoods. Decorated with Moorish motif designs. Handmade by Syrian artisans in Damascus.
These are the details i was able to find in my searches...so please correct me if i'm wrong about anything.
I've also seen some information on the Anglo Indian boxes that are very similar..but from what i can tell, the octagon shaped boxes seem to be from Syrian artisans, and the square boxes are from the Anglo Indian artisans. Again, correct me if i'm wrong...just adding all the info i can find from my searches :)
It has red velvet inside, with a lid that lifts only as far as the felt will reach, so it kind of tilts forward a little.
A lovely box, and finding information on this one was quite easy compared to my other boxes :)