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Height: 67cm | Width: 52cm // Height: 2ft 2" | Width: 1ft 9"
The table is made of carved fruit-wood either walnut or apricot deeply engraved and decorated with bone and mother of pearl. Other decorative elements include Mashrabia which are the turned and joined parts. These tables are ordinarily assumed to have been made in Damascus but more probably produced in a variety of N. Syrian / Lebanese workshops whilst still part of the Ottoman empire.
During the Belle Époque period it was considered novel and dandy to have the odd exotic item of furniture in ones cluttered late Victorian or Edwardian boudoir or parlor. With increased commercial sea links and troop movements via Suez from India and the Levant large items could be readily shipped individually and commercially en-masse to the likes of Liberty & Co adapting into the current fashionable taste for the Arts and Crafts movement.of the day which emulated such oriental exotica.
• circa 1900
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