This table is as fine as they come, its solid rosewood with a glorious patina, the mother of pearl inlay is carved in the form of birds and flowers all over. There are lots of Chinese symbols to the base and two bronze shield plaques on top which read 1924 BRITISH EMPIRE EXHIBITION CHINESE RESTURANT. The British Empire Exhibition, held in 1924 and 1925, assembled the member nations of the empire to develop imperial trade connections and to cultivate closer political ties between Britain and her territories.
A commercial, educational and imperial spectacle, the exhibition reminded Britons of the material and political value of the empire, as the nation struggled to recover from the economic impact of the Great War. For some colonial participants, however, the British Empire Exhibition enabled them to present a distinct national identity in pursuit of greater autonomy from Britain, while for others, it provided a forum in which to critique racial discrimination within the empire.
In terms of the condition the piece is exquisite throughout, there is no damage, just good honest patina, the glass is original and it has a red tinge to it. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item "1924 BRITISH EMPIRE CHINESE EXHIBITION ROSEWOOD & MOTHER OF PEARL INLAID TABLE" is in sale since Friday, October 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\20th Century".
The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.