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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 190

    A PAIR OF ANGLO-INDIAN PAINTED TEAK CENTRE TABLES

    CIRCA 1840, BHARATPUR, RAJASTAN

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    A PAIR OF ANGLO-INDIAN PAINTED TEAK CENTRE TABLES
    CIRCA 1840, BHARATPUR, RAJASTAN
    Each with a later ajuba stone marble top on foliate and spiral turned column legs, joined by a concave sided platform with central foliate finial, on conforming feet, minor variations in size and construction
    28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high; 43¾ in. (111 cm.) wide; 41 in. (104 cm.) deep; and 28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high; 41¼ in. (105 cm.) wide; 40 in. (101.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    The Palace at Deeg was built by the Jat dynasty of the Royal House of Bharatpur in the 18th Century, as a summer palace and water garden, during the reign of Badan Singh (ruled 1722-33). The dating of these tables suggests that they were acquired either during the reign of Balwant Singh (1825-53) or that of his son Sir Jaswant Singh (1853-93).

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    Provenance

    Deeg Palace, Bharatpur, India, by repute.
    Possibly H.H. Maharaja Shri Brijendra Sawai Balwant Singhji Bahadur, Bahadur Jang, Maharaja of Bharatpur (b. 1820, ruled 1825-1853).