An Anglo-Indian carved canterbury

This exceptionally beautiful stand is so intricately carved with the richest patina. Originally designed to hold the Quran, these were also made in the late 19th century for the colonial market as superb magazine, book or picture stands/racks.

This beautiful stand was made in the Punjab or Kashmir region of India during the late 19th century from intricately carved wood (likely Sheesham).

These types of stands were also imported and retailed by Liberty & Co in the late 19th Century as illustrated in their 1890s catalogues. The carving on this example is particularly fine.

Collection is very welcome though we will post- the item is large and heavy, hence the higher postage.



All approximate

Longest length 76cm

Width 41cm

Open height 58cm (longer when closed- 76cm)


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. 


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