May 20, 2022 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Indo-Persian Bone Inlaid and Marquetry Jewelry Box

18th/19th century, of rectangular form, exterior with inlaid decoration depicting figures and birds amongst trees, the front with a scene of a lion chasing a deer in a landscape, original wrought iron handles to sides, the drop down panel opening to a drawer fitted interior, 6-1/4 x 11 x 7-1/2 in. 

Note: Medina letterhead note reads: "Paper and jewel box, Persian - 16th century, Minneapolis Museum Collection - unique of its kind in beauty, composition and execution"

Provenance:Medina Art Galleries Ltd., New York (with description on letterhead); Humber Family, North Carolina


losses throughout to inlaid decoration, age splits, scratching, chips to corners of box, hardware intact but lacking key, glue repair to front panel hinge, rusting to hardware, glue repairs to interior drawers, interior drawers possibly replaced

Starting Price: $400
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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