A 19th century Tobagonian specimen wood and West Indian rosewood tripod table made for The British Guiana and West Indian Exhibition of 1885
by the Hon. Edward Keens
The circular top with radiating veneers including soapwood, bullet tree and fustic, with corresponding wood identification labels to the underside, on a baluster turned shaft and shaped cabriole legs with turned pendant finials, with paper label to the underside, 'This table is made of the following Native woods,
and it is inlayed with
Pimento, Yellow Prickle, Mastic, Mantineal, Coqwood, Rosewood, Greenheart, Yellow Landois, Mild Tamarind, Naked boy, Angeline Water Fler, Finaber, Fiddlewood, Locust, Fernruba, Black Cypress, Purplehart, Soapwood, Bullit Tree and Fustic', and another label for, 'British Guiana and West Indian Exhibition 1885, TOBAGO EXHIBITS, Class VII, Description (?), Exhibited by: Hon Edward Keens46cm in diameter, 68cm high (18" in diameter, 26.5" high).