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    LARGE PETRIFIED WOOD MOSAIC TABLETOP
    Podocarpus sp.
    Triassic
    Mahajanga, Madagascar

    This large tabletop has been created from several beautiful slices of ancient Gondwanan conifer from the island of Madagascar. A locale famed for the abundance of its fossil and mineral specimens, its wood is amongst the most beautifully mineral-replaced in the world. The polished surface of the tabletop swirls with patterns conforming to the original cellular structure of the trees, but in a riot of beautifully pale earthy colors as a result of millions of years of mineral replacement; brown, tan and cream shades are highlighted by a soft gray-blue and streaks of orange. A lovely furnishing piece, it measures 55 x 32½ inches.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    6th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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