18th century Anglo Indian bone inlaid hardwood box with lacquer lining and metal handles, possibly Paktong. Rectangular form with intricate, allover arabesque floral design, the lid centered with an oval reserve depicting a coat of arms with two lions and a flowering tree; two metal bail handles with engraved plates at each side, possibly Paktong. Lacquered interior with original strap hinges, the interior of lid inlaid with an elaborate tree of life design. 5" H x 22" W x 15 1/2" D. CONDITION: Inlay missing at entire right top edge; 6" area of missing wood at far left side. Other, scattered smaller losses. Age related oxidation and shrinkage throughout.
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