Antique English Victorian Aesthetic Ash Inlaid & Carved Octagonal Library / Dining Table (Circa 1880)


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Object Description

This is a superb quality antique English Victorian octagonal solid ash inlaid & carved library / breakfast dining table, from the aesthetic movement, circa 1880, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Library Table
• Period: Victorian
• Style: Aesthetic
• Circa: 1880
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Ash
• Size: 5ft 3” diameter
• Octagonal inlaid ash moulded table top
• Two-plank top
• Greek key ebony marquetry inlay
• Straight apron
• Circular patrea moulded carvings to table-top corners
• Quadriform column pedestal
• Fluted ring turned columns
• Raised ebonized lozenge carvings to column supports
• Turned central finial
• Shaped chamfered legs
• Original brass castors
• Ideal as a library / dining table
• Top can be un-screwed for easy access
• Lovely colour & patination
• Excellent original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

This is a superb quality antique English Victorian octagonal solid ash inlaid & carved library / breakfast dining table, from the aesthetic movement, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. The table boasts a solid ash two-plank moulded octagonal top, featuring Greek key geometric ebony marquetry inlay, as well as ebony circular patrea carvings to each corner. The table-top also features a straight reeded apron. The table is supported by a quadriform ring turned and fluted column pedestal, with a turned central finial. The column supports also boast raised ebony lozenge carvings to the base. The chamfered shaped legs terminate on the original brass castors. This library table is well-made, solid in joint and ready to use. The top can be unscrewed from the base to assist with access into the house if necessary.

The table boasts a rich brown ash colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This table would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially in an open hallway, office or library; it would even serve happily as a four-seat dining table. The table would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

Table Height = 72.7cm or 28⅝” or 2ft 4⅝”
Table Diameter = 160cm or 63” or 5ft 3”
Knee Height = 64.8cm or 25½” or 2ft 1½”

The price for this item is £2,950 which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

The table is in excellent original condition. The table has been French polished, by hand, in our workshops to a professional standard, to revive the colour and patination. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There is no missing marquetry inlay to the table and all the carvings are original and intact. There are also no breaks to the legs or frame and the feet retain the original brass castors. This table is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
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