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    Sale 12040

    Interiors

    14 September 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 173

    A JAMAICAN SPECIMEN WOOD CENTRE TABLE

    BY THE UNRECORDED MAKER JOHN PAGE, CIRCA 1840

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    A JAMAICAN SPECIMEN WOOD CENTRE TABLE
    BY THE UNRECORDED MAKER JOHN PAGE, CIRCA 1840
    Inlaid with exotic woods; with original key listing the timbers and signed by the maker 'A specimen of Jamaica Woods on a Fancy Table, Made By John Page. No 3. Prince St. Falmouth, Jamaica.'
    30 ¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 28 ½ in. (72.5 cm.) diameter


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    The most famous maker of Jamaican furniture was the Kingston cabinet-maker Ralph Turnbull who at the time advertised 'brass fittings and accessories made in London and available for use on fancy furniture for ladies and gentlemen who are desirous of finishing or beautifying their drawing rooms in the English taste' (P. Carson, 'Jamaican Regency Furniture 1815-1840', The Jamaican, December 1999, pp. 74-75). Jamaican furniture often used a wide variety of specimen woods, as in the present piece.

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