Antique 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)
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