These matched Colonial tables are unusual in their construction. They are of typical oval form with carved and turned ebony gate legs and fall flaps on either side. The decoration consists of a central ebony panel flanked by radiating segments of solid, rather than inlaid, woods including ebony, rosewood, calamander, jackwood, tamarind, coconut and satinwood, all within an acanthus carved border. Both stamped Don Andris Cabinetmaker Colombo. Ceylon (Sri Lanka), circa 1860.