23 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 6,875
A CEYLONESE EBONY FOUR POSTER BED
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
With arched tester, foliate carved spindle-tuned headboard on reeded inverted urn legs
73 in. (186 cm.) high; 84 in. (226 cm.) wide; 72 in. (180 cm.) deep
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A virtually identical 18th Century jackwood bed is in the Colombo Museum Collection.
R.L. Brohier, Furniture of the Dutch Period in Ceylon, 1993, pl. II, fig. 1.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage