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A POSSIBLY UNIQUE RADIALLY VENEERED CIRCULAR CENTER OR DINING TABLE WITH MASSIVE REAL  DENDROCALAMUS GIGANTEUS CENTRAL PILLAR

English. Circa 1820.

Measurements

Height: 29" (73.7 cm); Diameter: 56 1/4" (143 cm).

Research
Of olivewood(?) veneer, bamboo, ebony and satinbirch. The radially veneered top centered by a circular oyster veneered reserve. The top rests upon a block with catch to facilitate tilt. The central bamboo pillar of massive girth rests upon a triform solid satinbirch plinth.

The highly unusual use of a single massive specimen of giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus) to form the base of this striking table places it within the nineteenth century practice of creating commemorative furniture from materials taken from buildings, ships or wood in particular locations. The scale of the present table base demonstrates the immense girth which can be attained by this species of tree at its extreme and, despite the substantial size, we know of no other use of the giant bamboo as employed by the present table, where a single authentic culm is so large as to be used as a pedestal.

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