Calamander or coromandel is a valuable wood from India and Sri Lanka. It is a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very heavy and hard. It is also known as Macassar ebony or variegated ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Sri Lanka. The name "calamander" comes from coromandel, referring to the Coromandel Coast in India from where it was exported.
31cm X 19cm
41cm (65cm When extended) X 16.5cm
27.5cm X 34cm
Condition - All pieces are in an overall good and very useable condition.
The book slide has a chop to the wood on the inside bas panel (see last image). It does not effect the use.
One glass inkwell has a missing pin from the hinge.
The coromandel patina is fantastic.
Item No 3336
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