05-16-2015 05-16-2015
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2810B Boston
May 16, 2015 11:00AMCalender

Three Lacquered Malabar Boxes

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2810B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 16, 2015 11:00AM


Three Lacquered Malabar Boxes, India, 19th century or later, all rectangular, the covers with slanted sides to form two triangular and two trapezoidal sides, two decorated with geometric patterns and foliate scroll designs on red-lacquered bodies; and one with palmette leaf design and birds in fine detail, brass fittings, 7 1/4 x 10 3/8 x 8 to 8 x 12 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.

Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Arthur L. and Genevieve S. Funk.
Estimate $600-800

two boxes not closing due to warped covers, metal rusting, loss of lacquer and paint, surface wear and tear.

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India, Genevieve S. Funk, metal rustings