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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Colonial cedar spice chest, probably Australian, of rectangular shape, having nine vertical rows of three drawers, height 71 cm width 52 cm depth 24 cm. Provenance: The Estate of the late Janis Salisbury, Sydney
A good New Zealand colonial carved rimu whatnot bookcase with provenance, the carved top with a pair of exotic birds above the sectional tiered vertical display shelves with carved framing above four open shelves with carved edge and turned supports. The t
An early Colonial Australian tilt-top supper table, Sydney origin, circa 1810-1820, the top cut from a single slab of cedar, fine turned column, overall beautifully proportioned, 76 cm high, 92.5 cm diameter
An early Colonial Australian single drop-side table, first half of the 19th century, square tapering legs with peg joint construction rare in Australian furniture, 73 cm high, 135 cm wide, 100 cm deep extended
Colonial breakfront bookcase, circa 1845, constructed of pit saw cut river red gum, four door panelled base, with petitie height drawers flanked by trefoil turned columns., rising to a four glazed door top, each door flanked by trefoil turned columns, topp
A quality New Zealand colonial specimen inlaid pedestal table, the variously inlaid New Zealand woods top in a starburst and wagon wheel type design, ebonised border, the later kauri pedestal column on three serpentine form legs, quality restoration and in
A good New Zealand colonial starburst inlaid pedestal table, the circular top with 16 point various New Zealand inlaid timber starburst, on three-way cotton reel supports to a ball form centre with conforming tripod base with lower stretcher. The various t
A good New Zealand colonial chip art carved centre table, the circular top with nine variously carved circular forms, within a carved framed border, raised on four pierced slat form legs with lower plain circular shelf. Diameter 89 cm height 79 cm
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 stool, Tasmania, 19th century, on turned baluster legs joined by stretchers, height 70 cm. Provenance: Warwick Oakman Antiques, Hobart. Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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
Anglo Indian mahogany folding stool, 19th century, with brown leather straps, height 33 cm. Provenance: Christopher Clarke Antiques, Gloucestershire, England. Collection of George and Adisa Pompei, Sydney
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
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