UNUSUAL CENTER TABLE INLAID WITH SHELLS AND SEA CREATURES

9800 A MOST UNUSUAL BURR MAPLE CENTER TABLE RANDOMLY INLAID WITH SHELLS AND SEA CREATURES French. Circa 1820.   Measurements: Height: 29″ (73 1/2 cm) Diameter: 43 1/2″ (111 cm)



Research

Of burr maple, ebony, inlaid with various woods.  The circular dished top of Belgian fossil marble above a continuous frieze inlaid with shells and butterflies in various woods, the whole raised on three rectangular legs applied with ebony moldings and similarly inlaid with shells and sea creatures including newts and snails, each leg terminating in a castor.  The legs united by an incurved platform base inlaid to the top and edge with shells.

Provenance:
An important American private collection.

 


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