An Exceptional Quality Mid 19th Century Oriental Hardwood Circular Coffee Table, Of Unusual Form, Having Superbly Figured Top With Decorative Figuring, Over Attractive Well Carved Frieze, Raised On Short Legs With Ball And Claw Feet United By Cross Stretcher.
Whilst this fabulous circular coffee table bears many similarities to the ever popular and relatively regularly found opium type tables, this table certainly feels like its a big step up from one of those, in terms of its overall quality, attractive design, choice of timbers and carved decoration. Also of course it is extremely sturdy and was made as a coffee table originally.
Many items were produced in China for the western market from early in the 19th century and beyond. These items are commonly referred to now as having been made for the Chinese Export market.
Of course its very difficult to find such a thing as we regard a coffee table now in antique form as they simply didn’t make, or use low coffee tables in europe in antique times.
The table is constructed from rich, dense oriental hardwood which is particularly hard wearing, meaning the table is perfectly suitable for warm mugs, spilt drinks and other similar events which occur in day to day life.
As with all items we offer for sale it has been inspected by our highly skilled, specialist, traditional antique furniture restorers before being made available for sale, to ensure that it is in absolutely tip top condition.