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British Colonial Half Moon Ebony Table with Marble Top

Late 19th century

A British colonial half moon ebony console table with an overhanging marble top and a reeded apron. The four reeded legs are tapered, ending in a peg foot. Ebony has long been prized for its dense hardness, which lends itself for beautiful carving and a smooth finish after being polished. It is considered the aristocrat of hardwoods and is native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Ebony has always been a luxury wood and was so popular in 17th century France, that “ebenistes” is still the French word for cabinet maker. Furniture pieces of lesser woods were often “ebonized” (painted black) to make them look as if made of ebony.

The table is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.

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Malabar Coast
British Colonial India
H: 90 cm W: 147 cm D: 61 cm
H: 35½” W: 58” D: 24”

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