Used to describe furniture and furnishings made in India from the 18th century onwards by Indian cabinetmakers using local timbers and accessories, for the colonial British market and wealthy locals, that was a fusion of the styles and techniques of the two cultures. Teak, camphor wood, padouk, coromandel and ebony were common timbers, and the furniture was sometimes inlaid with ivory or bone, and usually extensively carved with Indian themes including elephants and intricate foliate designs. Similar furniture was made in other colonies such as Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Kashmir.
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Australian Colonial cedar hanging shelves, mid-19th century, with three adjustable shelves and carved side supports, height 112 cm width 113 depth 21 cm. Provenance: Warwick Oakman Antiques, Hobart. Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
Australian Colonial cedar overmantle mirror, c. 1850, of rectangular form, with carved oak leaf tracery against silk lining, original bevelled glass mirror, 67 x 91 cm. Provenance: Marvin Hurnall Antiques, Melbourne. Collection of George and Adisa Pompei,
English padouk campaign chest, c. 1815, the rectangular top with removable gallery above two short drawers and three long drawers with inlaid decoration and turned ebony pulls, raised on bun feet, height 102 cm width 78 cm depth 46 cm. Provenance: Christop
Australian Colonial cedar shelves, c. 1860, having four open shelves with turned finials and supports, height 112 cm width 76 cm depth 20.5 cm. Provenance: Evandale Antiques, Tasmania. Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
Set of six Anglo Indian rosewood drawing room chairs, c. 1840-50, each with carved open back on scroll supports, mauve damask upholstered seat, raised on two fluted front legs and two sabre back legs (6), height 85 cm. Provenance: Warwick Oakman Antiques,
Australian Colonial cedar Grecian sofa, New South Wales, c. 1826-27, the comb-back carved with flowers and acanthus leaves, over-scrolled arms with carved acanthus leaves, ogee moulded front rail and raised on turned feet, with second generation black hors
A set of five Tasmanian cedar spade back dining chairs, circa 1930-35, the chairs of unusual profile with concave front seating rails, and raised on elegant knopped and ringed fluted baluster legs, the drop in seats upholstered in quality plum pink velvet;
A colonial mottled kauri bookcase bureau, glazed top with restrained pediment over drop front desk, the interior with traditional pigeon holes, the knee-hole front with a small drawer and cupboard to each side, on plinth base. 129 cm x 49 cm x 223 cm
A colonial mottled kauri scotch chest, two hat-box drawers and two quarter size drawers over three full width drawers, wooden carved cup handles, the centre hat-box drawer with metal and turned drop handle and central panel of burr totara, rounded sides, r
A colonial kauri scotch chest, two hat box drawers and two small quarter-drawers to the top over three full width drawers, the centre hat box drawer with mottled panels, decorative metal handles on turned bun feet. 112 cm x 53 cm x 124 cm
The Humphrey Gray Secretaire Bookcase, rare and important Australian Colonial Cedar, Tasmanian origin, circa 1835, 232 cm high, 124 cm wide, 58 cm deep, Provenance, Orginally made for wealthy free settler Humphrey Gray (1784-1868) who emergrated to Van Die
Colonial cedar twin pedestal sideboard in the style of or made by William Hamilton (Refer 'Early Colonial furniture in New South Wales & VDL', Clifford Craig page 115 for similar example. Provenance: Allport Family
Colonial cedar twin pedestal sofa table on scrolled feet with mahogany veneered top in the style of William Hamilton. Pedestals Are joined by a turned & lapet carved rail., 116 cm long, 65 cm deep 73.5 cm high.Provenance: Rosewood Farm, Bagdad, Tas.
Early Colonial cedar cockbeaded 3 drawer chest of drawers on French feet with secondary timbers of huon pine & Baltic pine from the workshop of or in the style of Irish political convict & early NSW Cabinetmaker Lawrence Butler. Originally with reeded moul
Australian cast iron panels and pieces by James McEwan and Co. Melbourne, circa 1885, originally part of an impressive Australian motif hallstand exhibited at the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London 1886, doors 58 cm high, 31 cm wide
An Australian Colonial cedar chest of drawers c.1880's, having a central hat drawer with smaller side drawers over three lower full size drawers with turned bobbin side columns height 141 cm, width 114.5 cm, depth 51 cm
Superb 19th century Anglo-Indian alter table, with a finely carved demi-lune shaped upper back, intricately displaying open cut floral and vine motifs and buddhist symbolic representations, above a two graduated alter shelves with pillar supports, above a
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