Indo Portuguese Restoration
Wonderful boxes and cabinets were produced under Indo Portuguese patronage typified by wonderful scrolling and floral inlay. We restored all the boxes shown.
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Indo Portuguese cabinets also used the decorative technique of tortoiseshell panels divided by lines of inlaid ivory and wood, and often need major work.
Often rather crude in execution, this style of floral inlay is highly decorative and cabinets with this decoration sit well in modern interiors.
An unusual small fall front cabinet decorated with pierced and stained green ivory.
The tree of life is another common motif in Indo Portuguese work, the example shown here from the back of a fall front cabinet.
Another tortoiseshell, ivory and rosewood fall front cabinet still retaining its original carrying handles.Click here to email us