Antique Anglo Indian Furniture



2015-06-26 11:15:04

Antique Anglo Indian Furniture is furniture crafted in India between 1858 and 1947 for aristocratic Indians and English colonial administrators in India.

Brief history and description

Anglo Indian furniture items draw in influences from both Indian and Western furniture and design elements, such as elaborate engravings which were popular during the Victorian era, or Indian-inspired floral motifs and patterns. Anglo Indian furniture items were also often crafted from high-quality materials, and typically feature ivory-inlaid features and dramatic designs.

Some of the many popular and highly collectible Anglo Indian furniture items include side tables, chests, bookcases, chairs, dining tables, wall sconces and much more.

Guide for collectors

Anglo Indian settees and wall sconces are considered to be the most rare and valuable. Furniture items made out of ivory are considered to be valuable, but not necessarily the most rare.

Restoration of an antique Anglo Indian furniture item is recommended, but only if there is noticeable damage. However, restoring the item may decrease its value.

For more information regarding antique Anglo Indian furniture items, visit Indika Antique's official website.


Sotheby's in New York sold a pair of Anglo Indian caned ebony settees (circa mid-19th century) for $60,000 in October of 2003.

Sotheby's in New York sold an Anglo Indian ivory-inlaid ebony and wood center table (circa 1840) for $20,400 in November of 2004.

New Orleans Auction Galleries, Inc. in New Orleans, Louisiana sold an Anglo Indian cut-glass throne chair (circa 20th century) for $5,250 in June of 2011.

Sloans & Kenyon in Chevy Chase, Maryland sold a carved Anglo Indian rosewood side table (circa 19th century) for $550 in June of 2006.

Clars Auction Gallery in Oakland, California sold an Anglo Indian ivory inlaid wood workbox (circa 19th century; 6" x 15" x 11") for $250 in September of 2007.

Susanin's Auctions in Chicago, Illinois sold two Anglo Indian lacquered wooden side chairs for $50 in March of 2008.

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