An early 19th century blackwood and casuarina tea table
Lot 268
An early 19th century blackwood, mahogany and casuarina tea table
AU$ 8,000 - 12,000
US$ 7,000 - 11,000

Lot Details
An early 19th century blackwood, mahogany and casuarina tea table
the rectangular mahogany hinged top with casuarina cross banding and rounded corner opening to a cross banded tea table above a frieze with gadrooned border and recessed panels, supported on a ring turned blackwood column and raised on four reeded out swept legs terminating in foliate cast brass castors, 90.5cm wide, 49cm deep, 75cm high (35.5" wide, 19" deep, 29.5" high).

Footnotes

  • The table has had timber samples taken from four different areas and assessed by an independent wood expert, the results of which are as follows; the structure of the wood taken from the column is consistent with Blackwood; the structure of the wood taken from the top of the frieze is consistent with Blackwood; the structure of the wood taken from the hinged top is consistent with mahogany and the structure of the wood taken from the bock on the underside is consistent with cedar.

    The finely cast brass castors are very similar to those used on a circa 1825 Australian cedar card table illustrated in 'Australian Furniture Pictorial History and Dictionary 1788-1938 by Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, plate 421, page 383'.
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