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This rectangular card table is made from the exotic and rare Coromandel, otherwise known as Calamander, wood, it has fabulous intricate cut brass decoration and the the attention to detail on this piece is second to none!
It stands on four scrolled legs which terminate in their original brass caps and castors.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home. As such, this card table is sure to take pride of place in your lounge or reception.
You are viewing this item in its excellent original condition as we have not yet had time to restore it. Any restoration that is required will be done before delivery and is included in the price.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 92 x Depth 46 - when closed
Height 74 x Width 92 x Depth 92 - when opened
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.1 x Width 36.2 x Depth 18.1 - when closed
Height 29.1 x Width 36.2 x Depth 36.2 - when opened
Calamander wood or Coromandel wood is a valuable wood from India, Sri Lanka and South East Asia. It is of a hazel-brown color, with black stripes (or the other way about), very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar Ebony or variegated ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Sri Lanka. The name Calamander comes from the local sinhalese name, 'kalu-medhiriya', which means dark chamber; referring to the characteristic ebony black wood.
Coromandel wood has been logged to extinction over the last 2 to 3 hundred years and is no longer available for new work in any quantity. Furniture in coromandel is so expensive and so well looked after that even recycling it is an unlikely source. A substitute, Macassar Ebony, has similar characteristics and to the untrained eye is nearly the same but it lacks the depth of colour seen in genuine Coromandel.
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