This decorative Box was handcrafted in India - possibly Kashmir
This decorative Box was hand crafted in India - possibly Kashmir - during the time of the British Raj and then brought back to England. It was probably used for storing needlework items and fabric pieces. Circa 1940s
Its lid features highly skilled rapousse brass metal work top done in the “Paisley Pattern” - an Indian/Persian design that became so popular on shawls in Britain during Queens Victoria’s reign. The box has ribbed sides made from an Indian exotic wood.
Condition is very good for its age. It is still strong with some wear commensurate withers age. (see photos) The lid opens and fits well. There is no key or lock. The knob is possibly a later replacement.