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AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE TABLE, THE TOP INLAID WITH FINELY WORKED AND POLISHED EQUINE TEETH, RAISED ON A MAHOGANY BASE

English. First Quarter of the Nineteenth Century.

Measurements

Height: 28 3/4" (73 cm); Width: 24 1/2" (62 cm); Depth: 20 1/2" (52 cm).

Research:
Of mahogany, boxwood, ebony, brass inlay, and equine teeth. The rectangular top with chamfered corners inlaid with equine teeth and infill of geometric pattern, within a conforming brass Greek key border. The plain frieze with carved leaf decoration at the four corners. The whole raised on a turned baluster stem with lotus leaf carving resting on a gadrooned collar, the quatreform plinth raised on four downswept feet each applied with carved leaf decoration to the top and terminating in a brass leonine capped foot on castors. Minor restorations. 

Provenance:
An old Barcelona Collection

The present table belongs to the exceptionally rare practice in England of using equine teeth in furniture and architectural decoration.

Full research report available on request.

Full research report available on request.