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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 184

    TWO ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY AND EBONY INLAID PADOUK AND TEAK OCTAGONAL TABLES

    CIRCA 1880, HOSHIARPUR

    Price Realised  

    TWO ANGLO-INDIAN IVORY AND EBONY INLAID PADOUK AND TEAK OCTAGONAL TABLES
    CIRCA 1880, HOSHIARPUR
    Each decorated with geometric inlay and carvings, with folding detachable base
    26 in. (66 cm.) high; 24 in. (66 cm.) wide, and smaller (2)


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    Octagonal tables such as these and the previous lot were made in several places in late 19th-century India, principally in response to the growing fashion in Europe for 'Moorish' and 'Arab' furnishings and decorative accessories. The region most well-known for such Islamic style ivory-inlay was Hoshiarpur District, where the patterns produced were geometric motifs and foliate patterns. A similar ivory-inlaid table is in the Victoria and Albert Museum (A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London, 2001, p.288, fig. 109).

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