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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 169

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID TABOURET WITH THE TUGHRA OF ABDÜLHAMID II

    OTTOMAN TURKEY OR SYRIA, 1876-1909

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    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID TABOURET WITH THE TUGHRA OF ABDÜLHAMID II
    OTTOMAN TURKEY OR SYRIA, 1876-1909
    Of decagonal form, each of the ten sides with a central arch, the top richly inlaid with mother-of-pearl, dark-brown and clear wood, the tughra of Abdülhamid II in a decagonal medallion within radiating bands of triangular scales, the rim with further bands of mother-of-pearl inlaid triangles between wood chequered stringing, the arches with spandrels with arabesques reserved on dark-brown ground, the sides with mother-of-pearl and dark wood chequered panel, each leading edge with chequered panel, some minor damages
    33¼in. (84.7cm.) high


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