This 19th century Jamaican Inlaid Centre Table by Ralph Turnbull was sold to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by dealership Thomas Coulborn & Sons.

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It combines exotic tropical hardwoods such as rosewood, padouk, lacewood and amboyna in intricate marquetry shapes. Depictions of geometric shapes appear along with flags, boats, lighthouses and a letter to Queen Victoria. It is a high-quality example of Turnbull’s works, which specialised in combining exotic woods.

The Sutton Coldfield dealership sold the table to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Also this year, Coulborn sold a Company School portrait of Jonathan Duncan (1756-1811), Governor of Bombay c.1800, to the British Museum. A design for a vase from the workshop of Jean Baptiste-Claude Odiot (1763-1850) in pen and black in went to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.