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.
Chinese Qing carved hardwood foliate table, the inset red marble top over a uniting lower shelf, diameter 56cm.
Sold for 750 GBP
20th century Indian hardwood painted cabinet, two four panel doors with ring handles and steel studs, interior with two fixed shelves, 85cm (33) wide. ...
Sold for 420 GBP
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