26 April 2005
AN OTTOMAN IVORY AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID SCRIBE'S TABLE
PROBABLY SYRIA, DATED AH 1255/1838-9 AD
Of rectangular form on four flat legs, the front with two drawers, the slightly recessed top with a central geometric roundel flanked by similar hexagons surrounded by inlaid floral sprays issuing a variety of flowerheads including tulips, the back and sides similar, the front with similar flowers around the drawers each inlaid with geometric designs, the band between with a band of naskh inscription and the date 1255, in a panelled border, slight damages, later mahogany stand with cabriole legs and glass top
25 1/8 x 14¼ x 14in. (63.7 x 36.3 x 35.3cm.)
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