late c19th new zealand indigenous specimenwood veneered table top

Late C19th New Zealand indigenous specimen-wood veneered table top.



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ML 166


Late C19th New Zealand indigenous specimen-wood veneered table top . Octagonal table top with parquetry segmented veneers with central concentric star design . Constructed using all New Zealand native timber specimens ,and fully inscribed with titles to the reverse corresponding to the veneered areas. Finely-made with quartered reserves and chevron and line inlay detail .
'Thumb' moulded edge.
(The reverse also has the inscription 3-10-0 which we assume to be the pre-decimal price in sterling ie. 3 pounds 10 shillings.)
Specimens listed include: Kohekohe, Totara Burr, Kauri, Pohutukawa, "Stinking wood" etc .
Made in the style and manner of the Bohemian emigre Anton Sueffert (1815-1887) ,the leading and most celebrated exponent of this type of cabinet-making.
Shows signs to underside of frame-work of a previous base .
Many of these tables were manufactured as tops only and were exported to England where they were later-mounted on tripod bases.
Good rich colour , no losses.
W 19"
D 1"
New Zealand c. 1870
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Internal Ref: ML 166


Height = 48 cm (19")
Width = 48 cm (19")
Depth = 3 cm (1")

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