impressive carved sandalwood stationery cabinet, made in
Sagar Southern India.
has two sloping doors on top opening to reveal notepaper
compartments, set with two small drawers, the exterior relief carved
with Hindu deities on chariots.
similar cabinet acquired by Edward VII during his tour of
India in 1875 (and now part of the royal collection) is in the
(See Amin Jaffer's Furniture from British India and Ceylon - Illustration
is interesting to note that the Museum's example is inscribed SANNA
PUTTAPPA. SANDALWOOD CARVER./ SAGAR. /SHIMOGA DISTRICT
wide. Circa 1875.