20C Anglo Indian Style Double Sided Profusely Inlaid 4 Panel Screen

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20C Anglo Indian Style Double Sided Profusely Inlaid 4 Panel Screen

PRESENTING AN Excellent 20C Anglo Indian Fashion Double Sided Profusely Inlaid 4 Panel Screen or Room Divider.

Built in Hoshiarpur, India, circa 1960-80.

Made of &#8216teak&#8217 wooden in the Mughal Fashion, with pierced frieze panels and profusely inlaid with white plastic (fake ivory), to replicate previously, ivory inlaid Hoshiarpur craftsmanship.

Take note: We have analyzed the inlay and there is no elephant ivory in this piece and for that reason it is 100% authorized underneath CITES restrictions. The use of plastic/resin, rather than elephant ivory, tells us that this is a 20th Century piece.

It is a 4 panel, hinged, foldable screen and double sided.

Each and every panel is of equivalent building, structure and decoration &#8230 entrance and again.

The crown/prime part has an arched and curved, Mughal or Islamic arched fashion prime, a central inlaid fake ivory peacock and pierced frieze encompass.

Under this is one more pierced frieze panel.

Then it has a good and profusely inlaid rectangular panel which is edged with fake ivory and ebony chevrons, floral inlay inside of that and then an oval inlaid central medallion that includes 3 Elephants, a Lion and 2 Deer.

The lessen central section attributes a rectangular vertical strong panel which is edged with fake ivory and ebony chevrons, then an inlaid central part showcasing a &#8216amazing&#8217 Peacock, perched up on a leafy tree department, with flowing plumes extending downwards.

The foundation central panel once again characteristics a central inlaid faux ivory peacock and pierced frieze surround, to replicate the one on prime.

All the side and cross supports (holding the panels in place) are inlaid with fake ivory floral decorations and every facet pillar finishes with an inlaid &#8216urn&#8217.

The inlaid animals ALL have been hand-painted making use of traditional Indian &#8216lac&#8217 ink.

THIS IS A Traditional instance of the variety of household furniture that was becoming created by specialist craftsmen in Hoshiarpur, from the early 1700&#8217s .. up to this incredibly working day.

Up to Indian independence in the 1950&#8217s, nearly all of this furnishings, was designed for export and especially for sale to British Army Officers, Diplomats and checking out &#8220Nobility/Gentry&#8217.

&#8220Hoshiarpur in Punjab opens up an awe-inspiring exhibit of  Inlay woodworks. An inlay is a system of engraving various little motifs into hollowed-out areas of wooden to make a uniquely created pattern on its floor. 

The craft has an origin record of 300 several years. It is traced back to when Hoshiarpur was the heart of ivory bangle building. Little cuts of ivory ended up discarded during the process of making bangles and combs which were being then applied by the artisans to adorn tiny objects by creating lovely layouts. 

Considering the fact that the ban on the use of ivory, artisans have now shifted to using acrylic, plastic, bronze and even camel bones. The wooden utilized for this craft is usually Sheesham wood, regarded as Tahli in the regional lingo. It is extensively utilized for this craft as it is remarkably sturdy and does not get conveniently attacked by bugs. Nonetheless, today due to the deficiency of Sheesham wooden, Teak and Rosewood are also utilised. 

The 1st phase for the inlay do the job is to get the style ready. Previously models ended up both freestyled or traced utilizing stencils and papers on the wood to be carved. But presently computerised prints can also be employed for tracing the design and style. The pattern of the style and design can be floral, geometrical or standard motifs. Soon after the layout has been traced, it is then etched out with the help of sharp knives and chisels. Depressions of 2-3 mm are etched out to hold the inlay parts. 
The Inlay parts are then lower from the materials to be employed ( acrylic, plastic, bronze, and so on). Every piece is then established in the grooves with a hammer and thoroughly glued into place. The item is then stuffed off with sandpaper to give a easy end and polished to be certain longevity. 

The procedure of producing inlay woodworks is a painstakingly intricate one. This regular artwork needs a great deal of perfection, observe and high-quality manual labor. The endurance of this craft inspite of the changes and issues it has undergone owes credit rating to the tenacity and ingenuity of the artisans of the region.&#8221

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20C Anglo Indian Type Double Sided Profusely Inlaid 4 Panel Display

Provenance: From a High-quality Houston, TX Estate

Dimensions: Every single Panel is 72 inches tall, 20 inches huge and .75 inches deep

Fully Opened the Monitor is 72 inches tall, 80 inches large and .75 inches deep

Absolutely Shut the Display screen is 72 inches tall, 20 inches vast and 4 inches deep.

Ailment: Pretty very good unique situation. No losses of inlay to any of the principal panels. No lacking, damaged or cracked frieze panels. Some quite slight fading and bowing/warping by means of age, but not sizeable.