21st Sep, 2022 10:00

The Autumn Auction

  Lot 268

A good and rare 19th century Egyptian, architectural-form, inlaid centre table

A good and rare 19th century Egyptian, architectural style, inlaid centre table,the square top inlaid with mother-of-pearl, bone, mahogany and rosewood, decorated with concentric 8-pointed stars within a series of geometric borders, above a plain frieze with an arch below on each side, the arches flanked by finely turned, square mashrabiyya panels, with turned pendants, on inlaid collared, turned supports, united by a galleried undertier in the shape of an 8-pointed star, raised on inlaid, buttress-form legs, 58.5cm wide x 71cm high


Purchased from an estate in Perthshire.


The fine mashrabiyya panels, inlaid collars and legs are all hallmarks of a piece that would have been made for the higher echelons of Egypian society, or perhaps even for the Ottoman court.

Sold for £1,900

Condition Report

Some chips, including one foot and small chips on some veneers, including some corners of top and collars, consistent with age and use. Overall - good condition and damage minor.

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