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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 310

    A PAIR OF INDIAN BRASS LOW TABLES

    BY CHAGANAL & VRAIJLAL TRIBHOVAN, VISNAGAR, GUJARAT, CIRCA 1898-1905

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF INDIAN BRASS LOW TABLES
    BY CHAGANAL & VRAIJLAL TRIBHOVAN, VISNAGAR, GUJARAT, CIRCA 1898-1905
    Each with varying scrolling foliate ornament, on paw feet, one stamped 'No. 3 prepared by Chhaganal & Vraijlal, sons to Mistry Raghunath Tribhovan, Visnagar N Gujarat, Baroda State, India', the other inscribed in paint 'D. M. M.' and with a paper label stamped 'M. Moore', variations in size and decoration
    20¾ in. (53 cm.) square, overall; and 19½ in. (49.5 cm.) square (2)


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    Chhaganlal and Vrajlal Tribhuvan, the sons of Raghunatu Tribhuvan, a specialist craftsman who produced silver and brass-covered furniture, commonly signed their footstools in English or Gujarati. Similar stools have come onto the market in the past twenty years. All are square, with gadrooned edges and pronounced paw feet.

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    Provenance

    M. Moore (according to label to the reverse).
    Francesca Galloway.


    Literature

    A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London, 2001, p.312, for a similar silver-covered example.