Circa 1930, very stylish and unusual Indian wood and ivory inlaid occasional table. The octagonal top, which has been re-polished, has wonderful ivory inlay depicting foliate, trees and birds with an unusual carved ivory centre piece with raised petals. The fore edge is a mixture of ebony and ivory. The top is removable and has 2 labels underneath, one saying No. 10 and the other is a trade label ‘Indian Art Products, Hoshiarpur (Punjab, India)’. The base is collapsible and is hinged so it can fold up. At the top on each section there is a pretty but very primitive inlay with flower heads in ivory. Beneath this there is a classical Indian arch with string inlay and the flower heads continue around the side, and there is a cross stretcher at the bottom with similar inlay.
- 51cm high x 51.5cm square.