An exceptional late C19th Kashmir occasional table with fine detailed paintwork and gilding; the circular top with a scalloped edge profusely decorated with tiny flower heads and colourful birds on a gilt background. Raised on a turned column with an unusual pierced section decorated with fine gilt scrollwork on a black background with borders of flowers. The tripod base having similar decoration on scrolled legs terminating in very usual feet of a 'mythical' creature with little raised ears and mouth open wide. Makers mark to the underside 'KAZIM_ALI PAPIER MACHE KASHMIR'
The carcas is made from walnut and pine.
Indian circa 1880
Very good condition, some minor wear in places commensurate of age and use
Dimensions (ins) 18 diameter x 26 high