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.