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AN ANGLO-SINGHALESE EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD TABLE, PROBABLY GALLE DISTRICT, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

UK: Greenford Park WarehouseRestricted SpeciesReserves

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 GBP

TARQUIN BILGEN

AN ANGLO-SINGHALESE EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD TABLE, PROBABLY GALLE DISTRICT, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

AN ANGLO-SINGHALESE EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD TABLE, PROBABLY GALLE DISTRICT, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,500 GBP

Lot sold:

756

GBP

TARQUIN BILGEN


AN ANGLO-SINGHALESE EBONY AND SPECIMEN WOOD TABLE, PROBABLY GALLE DISTRICT, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY


the octagonal top with a pierced shaped edge inlaid with rays of exotic specimen woods centred around an ivory disc, on a stylised knopped baluster stem with four outswept legs terminating in scrolled feet on bun supports 

68.5cm. high, 65.5cm. diameter; 2ft. 3in., 2ft. 1¾in.


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In overall good restored condition. The specimen top with minor signs of shrinkage which have been stabilised and repaired. Ivory disc with two hairline cracks, again entirely consistent with age and use. Evidence of repaired breaks to pierded edge of top, boldly carved stem and legs which do not detract. the stem being carved of solid ebony, is weighty, and generally the table has minor old chips and scratches consistent with age and use. Very decorative.


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This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.