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The Lord Raffles Lion Table
Item#AF7171
Hand-carved mahogany signature piece is an investment in European style
It’s nothing short of amazing! The four deeply carved lions’ heads with bared teeth, the ornate heraldic eagles and the exquisite scroll-worked drawers on this Toscano exclusive medieval table took more than five weeks to create. Named after Lord Thomas Samford Raffles, who founded the British colony of Singapore, over seven feet long, this solid mahogany piece with carved stretcher bar and quality wood veneer top makes an amazing statement as an impressively oversized desk, conference table or even as a six-person dining table. The matching Lord Raffles Throne (AF1038) features a deeply cushioned back and seat that are hand-upholstered in a heraldic tapestry of gold, navy, and burgundy.
86"Wx46"Dx32"H. 150 lbs.
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Was: $3,250.00
Now: $2,750.00
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  • Two drawers, each measures 14"W x 18"D x 2"H
  • Distance from floor to drawer bottom is 28"
  • Sir Stamford Raffles

    On first seeing Singapore, which was then a small fishing village, Raffles, a particularly forward-looking and benevolent agent of the East India Company, grasped its potential as an entrepot (or trans-shipment) port. He thereupon purchased the island for the East India Company from the Sultan of Johor and invited Chinese and Indians to immigrate to the new town, thus inaugurating Singapore's present multi-cultural society. During the short time that Raffles visited Singapore, he founded a girl's school and other institutions.

    Unfortunately, his wife and children died there from illness, and shortly after his return to England he died of a brain tumor, having lost his fortune when a bank in India crashed. Some months before his death, the British government refused a pension for Raffles, one the most important, as well as most benign, creators of the British Empire.

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