Dutch East India company Captains writing table


Introducing a Dutch East India Company Captains Desk.

This magnificent captain's table from the early 18th century is an exceptional piece blending Anglo-Indonesian craftsmanship. It features carved rosewood and walnut, with the Dutch East India Company (VOC) insignia intricately carved on both the front and rear of the waist. The tabletop has an inset panel made of burr walnut. Adorned with fine bone inlay for a touch of elegance and sophistication.

The table is supported by four barley twist legs, a popular design element during the period, adding a sense of movement and intricacy. The legs terminate in classic bun feet, providing stability and a traditional look. This piece also includes a later-added rosewood stretcher, likely from around 1830, connecting the legs for additional support.

This captain's table, originating from Indonesia circa 1730. Representing a unique blend of European and Indonesian influences during the era of the Dutch East India Company.  A dominant trading entity. The table's historic and cultural significance, combined with its craftsmanship, makes it a valuable addition to any collection.

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  • Rare Piece.
  • Dutch East India Company.
  • Writing Desk.
  • Available to view before purchase.

Width: 46 inches  |  Depth: 27¾ inches  |  Height: 27¾ inches

Width: 117 cm  |  Depth: 71 cm  |  Height: 71 cm

Item code: BIGGS-913033

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