CARVED MARBLE-TOP ANGLO-INDIAN CENTER TABLE
Anglo-Indian, c. 1835
The circular white marble top with molded edge above a carved, ebonized, conforming apron on a carved, pylon-shaped pedestal raised on three carved, scrolled legs.
H: 27½” Diameter: 38½”
Condition: Excellent: Retaining its original marble top and ebonized surface.
The style of this Anglo-Indian table begins to emerge as early as the publication of the influential pattern book, Thomas King’s Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified (London, 1829), 47, in an plate illustrating “Occasional Tables.” The style blossoms in a design for a related center table in later publications by Thomas King, described as “Louis XIV Style”, c. 1835. Made in India, under the British East India Company, on English, William IV era models for the Western trade.
Ebonized Anglo-Indian furniture such as this table, were inspired, in part, by ebony furniture that had been made along the Coromandel Coast of India in the eighteenth century, such as an Indian ebony chair in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
See: Jaffer, A, Furniture from British India and Ceylon: a catalogue of the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum, (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2001).