This French side table exhibits a rare combination of precious materials, intricate techniques and well-proportioned design. The table is crafted in veined, green onyx, which forms the square tabletop. The onyx top is framed within a champlevé enamel border, delightfully decorated with arabesques and floral motifs in turquoise, pink, red, and white.
Supporting the tabletop is a circular column with further champlevé enamel decorations, with gilt bronze fluting above and a small, cubic onyx insert below, decorated with leaf-form ormolu mounts. The table stands on a stepped square, onyx base, all set upon four gilt bronze paw feet.