A Painted Chest

Murshidabad, Patna, Vizag, Bhagalpur, and Bareilly were distinct centres of furniture production. Black and gilt painted and lacquered wooden objects were important features of Bareilly furniture. This is a rare example of a Bareilly painted and lacquered chest. It is finished in black and gold paint portraying a Chinese landscape complete with foliage, pagodas and a floral border. The elaborately painted chest rests on intricately fashioned crisscrossed legs with hoof-like feet.

Date/Period
Late 19th century
Region
Bareilly, North India
Dimension
Object size: 101.6 x 91.4 x 58.2 cm
Accession No.
2014-00422
Material
Painted and Lacquered Wood
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Category
Woodcarving