This is a beautiful antique French kingwood kidney shaped occasional table, circa 1860 in date.
It has been masterfully crafted from beautiful king wood with a star burst design and gallered sides over a shaped frieze with a drawer. It is raised on a pair of elegant tapering cabriole legs united by an undertier with a three quarter pieced brass gallery and raised on sabot mounted feet.
Add a elegant touch to your home with this exceptional piece of antique French furniture.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation
Dimensions in cm:
Height 71 x Width 43.5 x Depth 23
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 5 inches x Depth 9 inches
is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. Occasionally it is used in the solid for small items and turned work, including parts of billiard cues, e.g., those made by John Parris. It is brownish-purple with many fine darker stripes and occasional irregular swirls. Occasionally it contains pale streaks of a similar colour to sapwood.
The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a spectacular finish. it turns well but due to its density and hardness can be difficult to work with hand tools. It also has a tendency to blunt the tools due to its abrasive properties.
Our reference: A2996