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Midcentury Rosewood and Silver Box with Ancient Peruvian Textile

$1,475

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Wonderful midcentury Peruvian rosewood box with a sterling silver framed lid. The lid made up of a charming piece of Chancay culture textile depicting a row of four birds or ducks in amusing aspect. I've always found these early textiles to be utterly endearing, the depictions of the ducks, though ancient, are so contemporary and amusing, even a bit cartoon like. The red dyed background and geometric border only highlight this enchanting scene. The rosewood box, incredibly, carved out of a single piece of wood, no joinery. Purchased in Lima, Peru by a New York City collector in the 1960s. The silver hallmarked Peru 925. The textile Chancay culture 1000-1450 AD.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 2.125 in (5.4 cm)Width: 7.25 in (18.42 cm)Depth: 4.25 in (10.8 cm)
  • Style
    Pre-Columbian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960
  • Condition
    Overall excellent, some wear and scratches to bottom of box.
  • Seller Location
    Stamford, CT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU803015283181

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