Matched 'pair' of late C19th Anglo-Indian carved shisham octagonal tables on folding bases.
High quality tightly-carved octagonal tops of varying carved detail but of identical size , design and scale . Each with geometric and trailing floral and leaf motif designs . The folding and hinged carved bases each with intricate 'pinjra' or 'bird-cage' work , geometric open-fret-work panels of the type traditionally employed in Indian architecture.
Produced by principally Sikh craftsmen in the Simla (or Shimla) hill-top region of Northern India , in locally sourced "shisham" timber for export to the English market .
Both tables of matching dimensions and scale , excellent matched pair of tables to bring symmetry to an interior scheme.
Each table in excellent original condition with no breaks, damage or losses. One table slightly darker in colour , both in dry untouched state . Could be waxed and 'colour-matched' if desired.
Highly fashionable in England during the late C19th ...show more description , these exotic imports and similarly designed articles of furniture , were produced for leading retailers such as ' Liberty's ' of London .
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Internal Ref: ML 1612 ...show less description
Height = 64 cm (25")
Width = 61 cm (24")
Depth = 61 cm (24")
About the Date of Manufacture
This antique was produced in 1880. At the time that this antique was being crafted, Victoria, the only child of Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg and Edward Duke of Kent, was the Queen of England.