• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 82

    AN ANGLO-INDIAN EBONY GAMES TABLE

    MID-19TH CENTURY

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    AN ANGLO-INDIAN EBONY GAMES TABLE
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    The top inlaid with elephant teeth and carved stylised acanthus top
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 23 in. (58 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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    The design for this games table relates to a design for a 'work table in the French style', published by T. King in 1829. The design was widely copied in India and Ceylon, and a two related tables with octagonal tops, one carved in sandalwood and the other carved in ebony, are illustrated in A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, 2001, p. 154, pl. 16 and p. 372, pl. 181.

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