British Colonial Carved Serpentine Front SideboardMid 19th century
A stunning and beautifully carved and pierced British colonial serpentine front sideboard in rosewood. The overhanging top is made of one piece of rosewood with floral carving around the edge and features a gallery. The front is mounted with four hinged doors with dome shaped panels that are intricately carved and pierced with a design of intertwining vines and an animal figure at centre. The interior made in teakwood and is fitted with two shelves. The piece stands on a base, again carved and pierced in the same floral design, resting on six small, carved claw feet.
The sideboard is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing. The Indian rosewood that this piece has been made of has a naturally occurring dark shade with a striking grain.
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British colonial India
H: 127 cm (102 cm) W: 151 cm D: 52 cm
H: 50” (40”) W: 59½” D: 20½”