A highly decorative late 19th century ivory inlaid hardwood Anglo Indian octagonal table with folding base probably from the Hoshiarpur area in the Punjab, this area being renowned for their superb and intricate inlay work - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
This table consists of an octagonal top with central foliate and floral inlaid ivory design leading out to various borders of ebony, quatrefoil and foliate inlaid ivory decoration with outer inlaid ivory moulded edge.
This leads down to the octagonal folding base of Moorish influence, the top section having rectangular panels with ebony & ivory chevron borders and inlaid floral & foliate decoration, the legs having an arcaded design also with inlaid foliate decoration.
Although the base folds, once the top is placed into position the table becomes stable and rigid for use.
The Moorish style of furniture was very popular in Europe during the latter part of the 19th century with many areas in India producing similar items of superb quality, similar tables were sold by Liberty of London during the later 19th century.
This decorative table is in very good condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Height: 18.5'' / 47cm
Width: 18'' / 45.75cm
Depth: 18'' / 45.75cm