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Exquisite Mid 19thc Anglo Indian Padouk & Satinwood Profusely Carved Freestanding Davenport Of Large Scale


£7,850 | $9,658 USD | €8,881 EUR
Item Number: SA743930
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: LVS Decorative Arts
This antique has been viewed 57 times in the past month with the most views from the United States.


An exquisite mid 19th century (circa 1850) Anglo Indian padouk & satinwood profusely carved freestanding davenport of large scale, probably Bombay Presidency.
The davenport consists of a carved and pierced gallery with floral and foliate decoration leading down to a tooled leather writing surface, the top opening to reveal a fitted satinwood interior with pigeon holes, the exterior of the davenport top having high relief carved decoration to all four sides.
The base consisting of superb quality high relief profusely carved foliate decoration to all four sides with wonderful pierced and carved brackets to the front consisting of floral, foliate and fruit decoration with scrolling acanthus below.
The davenport having a cupboard to each side, the doors opening to reveal four graduated satinwood drawers, the panelled back also with superb high relief foliate, floral and fruit carved decoration, all supported on a carved plinth with carved feet and terminating on brass castors.
This style of carving being typical on pieces of furniture from the Bombay region of India dating to around 1840-1860, similar carved items can be found in the book 'Furniture From British India And Ceylon' by Amin Jaffer, pages 334-347
This piece is in excellent condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home or collection.
Reference: A similar example was sold by Lyon & Turnbull, June 2007 Lot no: 812
Height: 42.75’’ / 108.5cm
Width: 30’’ / 76.25cm
Depth: 26’’ / 66cm
Kneehole: Height: 28.5’’ / 72.5cm
Width: 20’’ / 50.75cm
Depth: 11.5’’ / 29cm
LVS Decorative Arts is a family run business specialising in an eclectic mix of fine quality and decorative antiques from around the world.
Being members of LAPADA, the largest association for professional art and antiques dealers in the UK, we are committed in upholding the highest of standards.
All furniture is professionally restored to the highest of standards, using traditional methods by cabinet makers and polishers with a wealth of experience keeping the item in as original condition as possible and conserving original patina (colour) and materials whenever possible - we feel that quality restoration is paramount to the longevity of the piece.
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Internal Ref: LVS1197


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 108.5 cm (42.7")
Width = 76.2 cm (30.0")
Depth = 66 cm (26.0")

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