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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 163

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE

    MID-19TH CENTURY, CEYLONESE

    Price Realised  

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE
    MID-19TH CENTURY, CEYLONESE
    The circular top inlaid with a radiating fan of specimen woods on foliate-carved columns and splayed legs, some old repairs to the legs
    28 in. (71 cm.) high; 22½ in. (57 cm.) diameter


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    The natural abundance of Ceylon, as perceived by Europe, gave rise to the production of many and various pieces of furniture containing specimen woods, such as the above lot. This technique within Ceylon was distinctive to the Galle district, though the designs are parallel to those of other timber-rich colonies such as New Zealand and Jamaica, and of Tunbridge Ware in England (see A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, 2001, pp. 368-373).

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