Many items of furniture were bought back by soldiers and sailors who had discovered a corner of the world while in active service. These items appealed to them and they often went to considerable trouble to bring a souvenir back from their far-flung posting during the first and second world wars. Prior to this it was only the wealthy that could afford to travel who also bought back collections from the sub-continent. Today, it is the older items that attract interest; often these items have been kept in British homes for the last hundred years and then - when discovered by experts - cause the biggest surprises. Asian and sub-continental furniture is very highly prized by collectors, very often with the power of the internet these new collectors are from the country of origin.
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Below are a few highlights, or click here view all Asian & Sub-Continental furniture in our Sold Lots archive.
A Chinese hardwood jardinière stand, the inset marble top on a carved foliage frame, height 92cm, and another similar jardinière stand, height 91cm ...
Sold for 600 GBP
A Burmese hardwood circular table carved with foliage on an ornate central column and tri-point base, diameter 57cm.
Sold for 440 GBP
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