A fine quality late 19th century Anglo Indian ivory and ebony inlaid hardwood octagonal occasional table with good original patina, probably from the Hoshiarpur area in the Punjab, this area renowned for their superb intricate inlay work - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
This table consists of an octagonal top with central inlaid ebony and ivory chess or games board surrounded by inlaid quatrefoil decoration with floral and foliate inlaid designs with ebony and ivory stringing, further floral and foliate and inlaid quatrefoil decoration, ebony and ivory stringing and outer inlaid quatrefoil design with a moulded edge of ebony and ivory chevron design.
This leads down to an eight sided folding base of Moorish influence, each side having rectangular panels to the top with inlaid ivory quatrefoils with ebony and ivory chevron borders, the lower section of arcaded design also with inlaid foliate and ebony and ivory chevron decoration.
Although the base is folding, once the top is placed into position the table becomes stable 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.
Reference: Similar tables and inlaid items can be found in the book ‘Furniture From British India an Ceylon’ by Amin Jaffer pager 285 – 293.
This decorative table is in very good condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Registered as exempt under the Ivory Act 2018
Submission Reference: BQ6TPEGS
Height: 20.5'' / 52cm
Width: 20'' / 51cm
Depth: 20'' / 51cm