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19th century Vizagapatam book slide

19th century Vizagapatam book slide

Code: 1110


H: 6.2" (15.7 cm)W: 15.5" (39.4 cm)


19th century Vizagapatam ivory and sandalwood extending book slide,  the rectangular  base with ivory veneers to rounded folding book rest ends and all edges profusely engraved with trailing vines and foliate patterns and highlighted in lac. Each end extends to accommodate further books. Silvered brass hinges to each end.
Indian, Vizagapatam, between Calcutta and Madras, circa 1850 - 1880

Extends to 21" (53cm)

This object incorporates old ivory and has been registered with Defra