Anglo Indian gueridon table with pivoting plateau in exotic wood known as "bois de rose" (rose wood). Resting on a central leg treated in a plant like manner and ending in four feline heads with mouths open, circumference of plateau intricately carved with leaves, flowers, birds, mountains and architectural elements.
Probably Bombay, circa 1880
Furniture produced in Bombay in the 19th century from the 1850s was created in "ebonized exotic wood" known as "bois de rose Indian" (Indian rose wood) and was intricately carved with flowers, plant scrollwork and animal motifs such as birds, lions and snakes. The inspiration for these motifs was probably from the decorative European vocabulary drawn from the Antiquity. These pieces were principally produced for exportation.
Condition report : Good condition