Each divided into four equal squares of geometric pierced fret panels backed by mica and mounted with silver repousse bosses and circular drop ring pulls, mounted onto modern wood doorways
73 in. (185.4 cm.) high
‌88 in. (223.5 cm.) high (with modern backing)
Therien & Co., 8 October 1992.
‌Acquired by Ann and Gordon Getty from the above.
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Lot Essay

Gujarat has been recorded as a center of mother-of-pearl production since as early as 1502 when Vasco de Gama was gifted a Gujarati mother-of-pearl bed from the King of Melinde. The present doors are composed of a puzzle of small, pierced pieces of mother-of-pearl. Compare this lot to a very similar pair of mother-of-pearl inlaid doors, sold at Christie's London, 8 October 2014, lot 192 for GBP 27,500.

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