A near pair of highly decorative late 19th century Anglo Indian brass inlaid hardwood octagonal low tables, both with wonderful colour, from the Hoshiarpur area in Northern India - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
One of the tables with label to the underneath ‘B. KARM CHAND PIARA LAL’...HOSHIARPUR, (N.India.)’ - this area in India being renowned for their superb intricate inlay work in items of furniture particularly during the late 19th century.
Both tables consist of an octagonal top with brass inlay, one with central floral design, the other with star decoration with ebony stringing and foliate design, both surrounded by inlaid brass quatrefoils, ebony stringing, brass inlaid foliate border with outer ebony stringing and further brass quatrefoil decoration to the outer edge.
The tops each supported on an eight sided base of Moorish influence, each side having inlaid brass quatrefoil decoration with rectangular panels with brass inlaid foliate decoration, the lower sections having an arcaded mihrab design with brass inlaid foliate and quatrefoil decoration.
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 retailers such as Liberty of London during the latter 19th and early 20th centuries.
This near pair of decorative tables are in good condition for age with some missing brass inlay, are both of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Although both tables do have some missing brass inlay this does not detract from the beauty and decorative appeal of the tables.
Size of both tables:
Height: 18.25'' / 46.25cm
Width: 18'' / 45.75cm
Depth: 18'' / 45.75cm