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A CEYLONESE EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE
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A CEYLONESE EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE

CIRCA 1835, AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS KING

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A CEYLONESE EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE
CIRCA 1835, AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS KING
The hexagonal top chequer-strung in ebony and ivory around a flower-head pattern of specimen veneers within a calamander ground, the carved ebony frame with a frieze drawer
29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 22 in. (56 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48.5 cm.) deep
Special notice

Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage
Sale room notice
The USA has recently changed its policy on the import of property containing elephant ivory. Only Asian Elephant ivory may be imported into the USA, and imports must be accompanied by DNA analysis and confirmation the object is more than 100 years old. Buyers will be responsible for the costs of obtaining any DNA analysis or other report required in connection with their proposed import into the USA. A buyer’s inability to export or import a lot is not a basis for cancelling their purchase.

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Lot Essay

The design follows a plate in Thomas King's pattern-book The Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified, London, 1829, p. 87.

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