C19th Two Tier Mughal Style Occasional Table
An exceptional Victorian two-tier mahogany occasional table, the Mughal style top reminiscent of a lotus flower with fine pierced brass gallery above a lower conforming tier, raised on four faux bamboo gently out-swept legs, terminating in burled feet. English, circa 1860
Reputedly owned by Maharaja Duleep Singh (last Maharaja of the Sikh Empire) of Elveden Hall. In 1849 he was exiled to England having been removed from his Kingdom by the British East India Co. He bought Elveden Hall in 1863 with the vision of creating an Italianate country house, the interiors decorated to remind him of the Mughal palaces he had been accustomed to.
Elveden was bought by the 1st Earl of Iveagh in 1894, following the death of Duleep Singh. The majority of Elveden’s contents were subsequently sold by the 3rd Earl of Iveagh, at the Christie’s house sale, 21-24 May 1984 including elaborate items owned by the Maharajah.
DimensionsMax width 630mm / 24¾"
Max depth 490mm / 23¼"
Height 735mm / 29"
Height to bottom shelf 250mm / 9¾"