19C Anglo-Ceylonese Set of 4 Nesting Tables

19C Anglo-Ceylonese Set of 4 Nesting Tables.



19C Anglo-Ceylonese Set of 4 Nesting Tables


PRESENTING a STUNNING and EXTREMELY RARE set of 4 Anglo-Ceylonese Nesting Tables.

From circa 1880.

Each table is graduating in size so that each table can ‘nest’ underneath the next larger one to save on space.

Each table is beautifully inlaid with bone floral designs and each table has 4 turned and fluted column legs in classical form with turned supports and again inlaid with bone.

Made of ebony.
The edge of each table top is likewise inlaid with bone.

These were EXTREMELY HIGH QUALITY items when made.

This is a RARE and QUALITY PIECE!

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ANGLO-INDIAN AND CEYLONESE BOXES: Anglo Indian boxes were made in India for the English residents from the early part of the 18th century. They were brought back or sent back to England usually by the people who had commissioned them. From the beginning of the nineteenth century they were imported more commercially, although not in any significant numbers until the middle decades. They were very highly valued, especially the early ones, to the extent that the designs were copied on late 19th and early 20th century tins.
Anglo-indian Boxes normally consist of 3 main types:-

(1) Most of the best and highest quality Anglo-Indian boxes in the 18th and 19th Centuries were made in Vizagapatam, India.........renowned for its exquisite craftsmanship in using ivory and tortoiseshell and lac decoration. These are referred to as 'Vizagapatam Boxes'.

(2) The Bombay area became famous in the 19th Century for its carving of sandalwood boxes and use of Sadeli Mosaic. These are often referred to 'Sadeli Boxes'.

(3) Many boxes of exquisite quality and craftsmanship were made in Ceylon (modern day Sri Lanka) in the 19th Century. Ceylon was part of the British Indian Colony and was not a seperate Country at that time, hence, the boxes that were made in Ceylon are often categorized as Anglo-Indian. Many of the Anglo-Ceylonese pieces were made in the Goa Region using Porcupine Quill, Coromandel or Salamander wood, ivory, ebony and lac decoration. The Ceylonese lac work was often more colorful than the Vizagapatam classic use of black lac ink.(Lac ink was an indelible ink made from crushing Lac Beetles). Ceylonese boxes and furniture also became famous, due to the use of various exotic specimen woods in the decoration of their boxes and furniture. These specimen wood pieces are HIGHLY PRIZED AND HIGHLY DESIRABLE !!

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19C Anglo-Ceylonese Set of 4 Nesting Tables.
Provenance: Bought at Auction.

Condition: Very Good ... near Mint.
Dimensions: 26.5" high, 27.25" wide, 17" deep. 

Price: $6,800.00. Sale Price Now: $4,600.00

 
19C Anglo-Ceylonese Set of 4 Nesting Tables