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Antique Anglo Indian Islamic Carved Faux Ivory Olive Fruit Wood Book Ends Slide For Sale
ANTIQUE ANGLO INDIAN ISLAMIC CARVED FAUX IVORY OLIVE FRUIT WOOD BOOK ENDS SLIDE
ANTIQUE ANGLO INDIAN ISLAMIC CARVED FAUX IVORY & FRUIT WOOD BOOK SLIDE BOOK ENDS
An absolutely amazing antique book slide / extending book ends of a wood of which I cannot say for sure what it's type is, possibly of an olive wood ,fruit wood or similar type of wood being extremely smooth and tactile to the hand.
Black ebony / stained wood ends with olive / fruit wood veneers. The wood shows finely carved lines , curves and insets into which some of the faux ivory decoration sits so as to keep the same line .
Bands of stained faux ivory and studs to the base edges and bands of white faux ivory with beautiful contrasting black decoration to the edges and bottoms of the both the sliding book ends along with the most amazing carved and pierced faux ivory floral decorationwith oval panels bearing contrasting black painted / penned figures which I believe to be Indian Gods or mythological figures. This stunningly beautiful decoration also manages to very cleverly depict a butterfly with wings outstretched to the centre. White / silver metal hinges to both ends .
Believed to date to caround c1880 - 1900 or thereabouts.
The book slide is mainly in excellent condition but does have some minor faults due to it's, age, use and fragility of the amazing fretwork faux ivory decoration. This being, the loss of some of the faux ivory studs ( approx 9 ) and some small pieces of the fretwork missing , fine cracks to olive / fruit wood veneer to the inside of one end, some very slight play to the hinges and to one of the slides ends there are two very tiny shallow snips . Both extending slides are working and with the many pictures giving a good representation of condition and where it can be judged on it's own merit, so please do check these out carefully if intending to offer.
Measures at it's shortest ; ( 39.3cm ) 15.12" inches long x ( 16.5 cm ) 6.1/2 " inches high
Fully extended x ( 55.3cm ) 21.3/4" inches long .
All pictures on this listing are of the actual item for sale .
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Antique Anglo Indian Islamic Carved Faux Ivory Olive Fruit Wood Book Ends Slide: $163