AN INDIAN BOMBAY-PRESIDENCY BLACKWOOD CARVED TABLE
Mumbai, circa 1870
The top carved around the edge with a band of animals, buildings, trees and rocks, the scalloped apron carved and pierced in foliate motif, the top supported by a carved end pierced column surrounded by four crane-like birds each holding a snake in its beak and resting on a circular base with four feet in the form of dragons, on four casters.
H. 81.5 x Diam. 139 cm
This table is an extremely elaborate example of what carpenters were capable of making in Bombay in the second half of the nineteenth century.