India & antiques, lots to love….

As our French shipment starts to thin out we are finding a few empty spaces  & have slipped a couple of lovely pieces on the floor from our recent shipment from India – here are a few photos from our travels..

India, Amber Palace
Hard-working Indian women bear the brunt of carrying stones and dirt from building sites..
Very early Mughal teak Jali screen – we get excited when we find pieces like this…and visit wonderful old palaces with them still in place.
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Mehrangarh Fort, built around 1460 – has its very own turban gallery.
Peacock love in Rajashtan
Day tripping at the City Palace in Jaipur…
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Colourful camels, thankfully they were not our mode of transport!

We are always on the lookout and buying the most beautiful, original antique doors we can find ~ where ever we are…

Anglo Indian Entrance Doors – love the colour blue

 The stunning traditional Damachai or dowry cabinet was commonly used  in the late 19th early 20th C – when a woman married all her possessions & gifts were packed in a decorated cabinet especially for her – these one of a kind pieces were hand made & individually crafted.

Traditional marriage cabinet from Gujarat
Traditional marriage cabinet from Gujarat

and we love these Anglo-Indian cabinets made around the turn of the century, charming and timeless..we search for those in original polish and all character that age brings..
rustic anglo-indian furniture

 Lots more always in-store – hope to see you soon, Brooke

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