Lot 114: A LARGE CEYLONESE CARVED EBONY TABLE CABINET, SRI LANKA, GALLE DISTRICT, MID-19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: boldly carved with foliate decoration, the pierced gallery surmounted by an Earl's coronet above a pair of doors opening to reveal twenty four pigeon-holes, on carved paw feet
In overall very good condition. There is one large shrinkage crack to the top which is secure. The inset panels have slight signs of shrinkage but are secure. The panels are have some evidence of ingrained dirt which may benefit from cleaning according to taste. The back panels have evidence of dryness. With some minor old marks and scratches commensurate with age and use.
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Provenance: Acquired by or presented to James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, Marquess of Dalhousie (1812-1860)
Dimensions: 61cm high, 88cm wide, 53cm deep; 2ft., 2ft. 10 3/4 in., 1ft. 9in.