North indian dowry box

Jun 14, 2021. 22:42 UTC
North Indian dowry box

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Made of wood, metal, and iron handle. Hand Carved and painted. 18.25in length 13.75in width 8.25 tall (including feet)


Antique shop buy.

Answered within about 13 hours
Jun 15, 11:40 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$600 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Ronda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An antique Indian brass bound and painted sandalwood box
19th century
The rectangular box clad in repousse brass with split hinged lid with single carrying handle, painted sides and small bun feet.
8 1/4 inches tall, 18 1/4 inches wide, 13 3/4 inches deep
CONDITION: wear appears to be commensurate with age and use, with expenctant losses
PROVENANCE: acquired at an antique store
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Ronda derkatz Jun 17, 16:03 UTC

Would cleaning the box with lemon oil be unadvised or ok to do to keep its value?

Delia Jun 17, 16:29 UTC

We generally recommend that people leave things "as is" rather than risk damage and loss of value. The only time when we might advise on a cleaning is if we think the work is stable and the cleaning won't potentially compromise the value and/or integrity of the item.

Ronda derkatz Jun 18, 00:38 UTC

Thank you for your appraisal and advice 😊

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