A large Anglo-Indian mid 19th century carved ebony four poster bed
Lot 122*
An impressive Coromandel Coast 19th century carved ebony tester bed
Sold for £34,850 (US$ 59,202) inc. premium
Lot Details
An impressive Coromandel Coast 19th century carved ebony tester bed
the rectangular dentil and lobbed ogee cornice above flared spiral twisted corner posts above carved head and foot boards, decorated with ribbon tied palm leaves centred by a coronet surmounted by a patera and bell flower carved frieze and an urn crest, on turned and spiral twisted legs and bronze Tigers' paw feet, the inside of the footboard mounted with a metal coat of arms, later carved patera corber covers, 196cm wide x 253cm deep x 270cm high, (77" wide x 99.5" deep x 106" high)

Footnotes

  • Furniture of this type was first produced in the 17th century for the Dutch in Batavia, modern Jakarta. It subsequently spread to Sri Lanka and the Coromandel Coast, where the forms often remained unchanged, but the disctinctive floral decoration gave it an Indian flavour.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note this lot is ebonised, rather than ebony
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