The grocery store

£1,200.00

Spencer and Co of Madras became one of the largest department stores in India, after becoming a Limited company in 1897. This model would likely have been commissioned to take pride of place in one of their department stores or the head office.

Description

Quite simple this is an amazing decorative object, encased in a 19th century glass and pine display, a handmade paper model of an Indian grocery shop, with wooden hand painted elephant and working man at the steps. The weathered and aged effect which has taken place over the years is what makes this model so amazing, it now resembles a ruined, abandoned architectural relic of days gone by with a haunting presence.

Size: H 11” x W 18” x D 11”

Item Condition

Completely solid in structure and form, this is a super fragile model, being made from paper and being encased in this diorama display has meant the aging process has corroded the paper and even developed humid dampness which has led to green mould developing. This adds to the effect of this haunting object however makes it super fragile. with natural wear and patination across all surfaces due to age and use.

An original example so please expect imperfections as suggested and shown in the photos provided. We have tried to show all its flaws in the photos. For multiple years we have sold antique items globally, please expect our items to show relevant age and natural wear, Items are only restored due to breaks and major loss, and we always stipulate this in our condition report.

Postage

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Company No: 1099539 | VAT No: 406788763

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