Extremely rare Oval Anglo Indian Tea Chest made of solid Rosewood with inlaid and engraved lac filled decoration, made in Vizagapatam.
The beautiful Tea Chest has a silver ring pull to the lid & silver key profile to the front. Bands of engraved ivory with sprouting vine flowers surround the top and base. The front has a wonderful ivory shell decoration which really makes this piece stand out. Opening this fabulous piece reveals yet more engraved bands of ivory, a paterae in the lid, and two fabulous removable tea caddies, each inlaid with a wooden conch shell.
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