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A Superb collection of over Ninety Three fossil corals (1800 to 1900 England)



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A Superb collection of over Ninety Three fossil corals  (England)
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Item Stock Code

F086

Item Medium Description

fossil coral

Item Provenance & History

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Item Literature

Collecting fossil corals for the display cabinet was a very fashionable pursuit of many 19th century 'gentlemen' who would then take them to local lapidaries for cutting and polishing, or, if especially enthusiastic, practice the lapidary themselves.
The pebbles and rocks would be laboriously hammered in the hope of finding an internal surface that revealed fossilised remains in a pleasingly intricate pattern. Fossil corals most often occur in shallow water limestone and mud deposits and some examples in this collection have original labels detailing the site of their find.

Current Item Condition

the corals can be cut into slices and made into a very large coral veneered table top
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Item Description / Dealer Expertise

A Superb collection of over Ninety Three fossil corals
Including Rugose and compound corals , collected throughout Britain in the 19th Century

now contained in purpose built display cabinets
can be cut into veneers for a very large table top

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Please email or call +44 (0)20-7413 9937 for more information or to purchase this item.

Status

FOR SALE


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Finch & Co

Finch & Co
Suite No 744
2 Old Brompton Road
London
SW7 3DQ
England

Open: By appointment only

Contacts: Craig A Finch, Jan E Finch
Telephone: +44 (0)20-7413 9937
Mobile: +44 (0)7836 684133
+44 (0)7768 236921
Fax: +44 (0)20-7581 4445
Website: www.finch-and-co.co.uk
We are members of:
BRITISH ANTIQUE DEALERS' ASSOCIATION
BRITISH ANTIQUE DEALERS' ASSOCIATION
LAPADA - THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
LAPADA - THE ASSOCIATION OF ART & ANTIQUES DEALERS
Established: 1983
We deal in:

Fine works of art, antiquities and Ethnographica; historical portraits and 19th-century photographic images; valuations