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A beautifully rare large handcrafted syrian jewellery wedding box with inlay. A circa 1900 chest inlaid throughout to show foliate scrolls and geometric forms. From the 16th century onwards the dominant influences in Islamic woodwork were those of the Ottoman Turkish Empire which controlled formerly independent territories such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, North Africa and Syria and of the Safavids and Qajars of Persia. During the course of the 17th century both Persia and Turkey became characterised by an increasing use of colour and flamboyance of motif, which is evident in the sumptuous geometric marquetry designs of this box.



Height: 40 cm (15.75 in)

Width: 53 cm (20.87 in)

Depth: 32 cm (12.6 in)

19th Century Large Syrian Decorative Jewellery Box

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