"19th-century painted teak Takht table. The word Takht stems from Persian and commonly refers to a podium, table or throne. In India these types of tables are used in villages and small towns for sitting purposes primarily in one's office home or shop." A native of Cody, WY, Russell Johnson found his true calling on a trip to Buenos Aires while visiting one of the most inspiring flea markets he’d ever encountered. The multilingual maverick instantly knew what he had to do: In 1997 he launched Russell Johnson Imports with an eclectic line of vintage objects that were an instant hit among designers and the media alike. In this specially curated sale Russell shares an amazing collection of authentic architectural elements, antique furniture, accessories, and art from India and other parts of the world.