A very fine oval late 19thc marquetry table en chiffoniere with three drawers.
The oval top has a gilt brass gallery surrounding the fine marquetry Chinoiserie scene consisting of kingwood banding & an ebony and boxwood design.
The superb inlaid central panel design depicts a village with a river running through the centre, with Pagoda style buildings aswell as a fisherman, a bridge & a boat. The quality is excellent for the period & various exotic woods have beem used to create this design.
The sides & back panel of each table are inlaid with flower designs of various woods. These panels have a border of an ebony & boxwood banding.
The three drawers have an outer Kingwood banding & then an inner ebony & boxwood banding with a flower marquetry design either side of the decorative ormolu escutcheons .
Either side of the drawers is an ebony & boxwood line design which gives the effect of fluting.
This leads down to cabriole legs & at the base of the legs are gilt metal feet.
Towards the base is a kidney shaped shelf with a gilt brass gallery, with an inlaid panel depicting an ink well, book & quill, possibly symbolising either law or scholarly work.
This is a French table with heavy Chinese influence, an excellent example of this type of style being very popular both in the latter part of the 19thc as it also is today.
Height: 31.5'' / 80cm
Width: 19'' / 48cm
Depth: 14.5'' / 37cm
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