Possibly made by Lockwood de Forest American
Panels made by Ahmedabad Wood Carving Company

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This étagère incorporates finely carved panels of pierced teakwood produced by the Ahmedabad Wood Carving Company, which was formed in India in 1881 by the artist and designer Lockwood de Forest during his business partnership with Louis C. Tiffany. De Forest founded the company to revive and preserve the crafts of the mistri of Ahmedabad, a subcaste of skilled stone and wood carvers whose traditions he perceived to be disappearing in the face of modernity. The intricate foliate patterns are representative of the large number of teak panels that he imported to America and integrated into various furniture forms and architectural elements.

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