Anglo Indian Hoshiarpur, Octagonal, Inlaid, Side Table
Place of Origin: India
Date of Manufacture : 1890- 1920’s
Period: Early 20th Century
Materials and Techniques: Hand-Crafted Bone, Ebony, Hand-Carved Sandalwood
Condition: Good, wear consistent with age and use, Minor losses.
Dimensions: H 15 in. x Dm 15 in H 30.38 cm x Dm 38 cm
Small bone and ebony inlaid octagonal table, Anglo-India side or tabouret table, the octagonal top with all-over ivory bone inlay featuring an eight-sided central pinwheel medallion with central foliate design, bordered by a scrolling design of similar form, leading out to various borders of ebony, quatrefoil and foliate inlaid ivory decoration, resting on an eight-sided folding base with small foliate inlay and cut-out arched.
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.
The Moorish style of antique furniture was popular in Europe during the latter part of the 19th century with many areas in India producing similar items of superb quality, similar antique tables were sold by Liberty of London during the later 19th century. Many of these little tables were exhibited in the Great British Empire Exhibition in 1924
This decorative table is in good condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.
Hoshiarpur area in the Punjab, this area being renowned for their superb and intricate inlay work. These exotic bone work pieces were crafted with ox bone veneer, retailed in Madras and Calcutta by the English and Dutch East India Companies.