This is a decorative antique rectangular occasional table, circa 1900 in date.
The table is exquisitely crafted in mahogany and features ebony and boxwood line inlaid decoration with satinwood crossbanding, and has a useful drawer.
A useful addition to any room.
In excellent condition, with only a few signs of wear commensurate with age and use, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 61 x Depth 45
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 2 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
Mahogany is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.
Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.
Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.
Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).
Our reference: 03488
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