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Wooden Jewellery Box Inlaid with Mother of Pearl, L20cm (AG-JB-08413) Ref: AG-JB-08413
Handcrafted, hexagonal, solid walnut jewellery box extensively inlaid with mother of pearl featuring a hatayi (stylised flowers) design with arabesque scrollwork, surrounded by a geometric border on the lid and sides. There is further inlay work to the sides of the lid featuring geometric patterns. Marquetry was introduced during the 15th Century by the Ottomans. The arabesque scrollwork is achieved by telkari where the wire is embedded directly into the wood by hand, prior to the mother of pearl pieces being inserted. A brass wire is used in this telkari process. A red velvet interior and brass snap fastener complete the jewellery box design.
L20cm, W18cm, H8cm. All sizes are approximate.