Indian Punjab Hoshiapur workshop folding bookrest

£ 180.00

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The scissor action allows the interlocking book-stand to fold flat

The Hoshiapur workshops  served  the Anglo Indian market circa 1900 and possibly employed Kashmiri labour. Sold throughout stations and cantonments and likely outlets in close-by Lahore and Delhi. The styling in hardwood such as Padouk and inlaid with either brass, copper and ebony.

• early 20th cent

Ref. 14387

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