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    Sale 5366

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    23 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 318

    A CEYLONESE EBONY FOUR POSTER BED

    SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    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.

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    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