This very rare antique marquetry table, dating from around 1860, is an exquisite and extremely versatile piece that will effortlessly grace any part of your home.
Featuring superb, intricate marquetry foliate and floral ornamentation with ebonised highlights, this burr walnut circular table sits on a hand-carved solid walnut tripod base and has to be seen to be believed. Antique marquetry tables of this exquisite detail and quality don’t come along very often!
Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find and refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, especially that taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. Marquetry is a form of decoration where pieces of material - most commonly wood - are inlaid into a surface veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers. The technique had its inspiration in 16th century Florence; wood marquetry was developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury. This antique marquetry table is a superb example of this intricate craft.
An antique marquetry table of this type is popularly known as a ‘loo table’, since they were traditionally used to play the card game ‘Lanterlu’, which was popular at the time. The name derives from the French lanturlu, the refrain of a popular 17th-century song. The table is extremely versatile and will make an elegant addition to any room in your home.
This antique marquetry table is in a great condition having been carefully cleaned and polished in our workshops. This can easily be seen in the photographs we have included in our gallery. Please take a few minutes to have a look at them to see this for yourself.
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Shipping, Delivery and Returns
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If you are not pleased with this antique marquetry table, we offer a 14 day money-back guarantee in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. If you do intend to return it, you will be needing to pay the return shipping charges, unless we sent you an item materially different to what you were expecting or have mis described it in some material way. You must send the product back in its' original condition and packaging.
You are also accountable for any customs duties, taxes or fees that become due outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 133 x Depth 133
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 4 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches
Our reference: 07827
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