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THE PIECE A rare late-17th-century Indo-Portuguese contador made in Gujarat, India, for Portuguese merchants.

DETAILS Carved from cedar and ebony, the upper part of the chest is inlaid with rosewood and ivory. The inlaid teak legs are thought to represent Jatayu, king of the vultures in the Indian epic Ramayana.

FOR SALE BY New York's Notus Gallery, whose collection focuses on Brazilian, Portuguese, and Portuguese colonial furniture and decorative arts.

PRICE $185,000
At 184 Duane St., New York; 212-3340291; www.notusgallery.com.

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