A large mid 19th century Anglo Indian padouk superbly carved circular centre table.
This table consists of a solid circular padouk top with carved leaf edge leading down to a carved frieze with circular roundels and scrolling foliage with a carved gadrooned design below - this carving is typical of Indian furniture of this period (mid 19th century) particularly from the Western region of India.
This leads down to the bulbous turned and carved central column carved with scrolling acanthus and foliate decoration.
The base is of quatreform design decorated with carved scrolling foliage with a carved apron below, all supported on turned and carved feet on brass castors - (the base does have evidence of an old repair).
A very similar example of this table can be seen in the Amin Jaffer book 'Furniture From British India & Ceylon' on page 342, Fig. 137 which shows a smaller table on an original photograph taken in the Reception Room in the Zanzibar Agency 1865-1869 - this was probably the American Consul's residence in Zanzibar, it appears that Anglo Indian furniture was readily available in Zanzibar and Kenya at this time as Indian carvers were working on the East coast of Africa as well as in their homeland.
This table is in very good condition for age (as mentioned old repair to base), is of stable construction and can go straight into a home - this table is also a very versatile piece as can be tilted but also used as a centre, dining or breakfast table.
Height: 30.5'' / 77.5cm (top down)
66'' / 167.5cm (top tilted)
Width: 60'' / 152.5cm
Depth: 60'' / 152.5cm