Lot 748

A Colonial Indo-Portuguese trunk. Possibly Mehvar or Malabar Coast, India, late 17th – 18th century  Of rectangular form, with hinged lid and several pierced brass fittings on all sides, the top carved with figural decoration with a male and a female character facing each other, their outfits, accessories and physiognomy indicating a foreign origin, possibly African, the front carved with lush vegetal and floral tendrils emerging from a vase, and the sides with hatched lines in opposite directions creating geometric designs, two handles, the interior divided in compartments, the base and pedestal missing, 117.2cm x 46cm.

Estimate: £150-£300