A pair of Hoshiarpur ivory-inlaid wood Doors Northern  India,  late 19th Century
Lot 259WY
A pair of Hoshiarpur ivory-inlaid wood Doors Northern India, late 19th Century
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 21,477) inc. premium

Lot Details
A pair of Hoshiarpur ivory-inlaid wood Doors
Northern India, late 19th Century
the doors rectangular within a moulded frame, each door with two large rectangular panels depicting a flowering tree, the middle of each door with a smaller rectangular panel depicting a foliate cartouche, the borders and ground filled with scrolling foliate vines and sprays, the borders with repeat geometric designs in ebony and ivory and plain bands, the backs undecorated, hinged
246.2 x 141 cm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Christie's, Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 7 October 2008, lot 252.

    Hoshiarpur inlayers were mainly Hindu and concentrated in the towns of Basi Gulam Husein, Khuaspur, Pur Hiran, Sadr and Hoshiarpur itself. The priciple timber used was shisham and the ivory was imported from Amritsar and Jalandhar. By the late 1880s, Hoshiarpur furniture had achieved much popularity, with work being exported to London and exhibited in Europe and America. Unlike most furniture productions in India, labels were applied to the pieces from which we can deduce that the bulk of the furniture was intended for outside India (A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, V&A Publications, 2001, pp. 285-293).

    The ivory work associated with Hoshiarpur typically consisted of dense and tight geometric and radial floral designs with chevron borders often in ivory and ebony. The work on our doors is typical of the best design.
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