Rare Sri-Lankan/Portuguese Rosewood Games Box, Late 16th-Early 17th Century

GBP 22,500.00

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Object Description

A rare Sri-Lankan Portuguese rosewood games box; late 16th-early 17th century; the whole box is profusely carved with various motifs, including two combative lions facing each on the top of the box, and a double headed eagle on the bottom. The inside of the box reveals a backgammon board in ebony, teak and rosewood marquetry. The box measures 13.7cms high, 48.3cms wide and 48.1cms deep. Two similar boxes are illustrated in Pedro Dias, O Contador das Cenas Familiares, Porto, 2002, p 52-53. There is also a box of similar style in the Palace of Sintra, near Lisbon, collection number PNS2963.

Object Condition

Good condition

Object Details

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