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Luxury Goods from India The Art of the Indian Cabinet-Maker Hardcover Table Book

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Luxury Goods from India The Art of the Indian Cabinet-Maker hardcover table book. The V&A's collection of furniture and woodwork from India and Sri Lanka is unrivalled, reflecting a tradition every bit as rich as that of sculpture, painting and textiles, and Amin Jaffer has selected for this volume 50 of the very finest examples of the genre. Masterpieces such as these were made to satisfy the demand of the colonial powers: the Portuguese, Dutch and British settlers who arrived on Indian shores from the late 15th century. They discovered, to their surprise, rare articles of courtly furniture richly worked and inlaid with precious stones and gold. However there was no local furniture that suited the settlers' manner of living, so they commissioned extravagant pieces along European lines from native craftsmen, allowing them free rein with local materials. The resulting fusion of Western furniture forms with Indian materials and decorative techniques gave rise to a wide range of luxury goods - cabinets, games-tables, painted boxes, ceremonial arms - that were breathtaking in their craftsmanship and widely prized in Europe, where they found their way into royal collections, ecclesiastical treasuries and stately houses. The 50 pieces in this volume, dating from the fifteenth to the late nineteenth century, demonstrate all the diversity and skill of Indian craftsmanship and tell a fascinating story about the changing role of domestic objects and their use in the subcontinent. They illustrate the subtle interaction between European and Indian tastes and sensibilities, and chart the course of colonial patronage. Many pieces illustrated here have never been published before, and Amin Jaffer's scholarly yet accessible text throws new light on an astonishingly rich yet largely unexplored tradition. By Amin Jaffer, Victoria and Albert Museum V&A Publications, 2002 - cabinetmakers - 128 pages.

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  • Creator
    Amin Jaffer (Author)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.25 in. (28.58 cm)Width: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Depth: 0.5 in. (1.27 cm)
  • Style
    Anglo-Indian (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    2001
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    North Hollywood, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: AJ1201stDibs: LU906821522372

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