This is a beautiful and rare antique Italian Sorrento marquetry tilt top occasional table of exhibition quality, circa 1830 in date.
It was hand crafted from burr walnut, exotic specimen woods and olive wood. The twelve sided top richly inlaid and having a figural scene with inlaid details to the centre within bands of intricate marquetry. The central panel depicting the Greek God Helios, the personification of the sun in Greek mythology, driving his chariot of the sun across the sky.
The table is raised on a triangular central pedestal that terminates in three elegant splayed legs all masterfully inlaid in foliate patterns.
The top can be tilted into various positions to display the intricate marquetry decoration perfectly.
It is a lovely and decorative piece will enhance most interiors.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 65 x Width 63 x Depth 63
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 1 inch x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch
Our reference: 08454