An impressive Dutch-colonial Indonesian amboyna and teak pedestal table
Batavia (Jakarta), 1st half 19th century
H. 77.5 cm
Diam. 171 / 120 cm (comes with two with interchangeable tabletops)
This exceptional large tabletop is made of a single plank of amboyna, one of the various names for the timber of the Pterocarpus indicus tree. The tree is indigenous to Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Thailand and is known to grow up to 50 meters high yielding planks up to an astonishing 2 meters in width or diameter.