A mid 19th century French fine quality Kingwood inlaid centre table - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
This table consists of a shaped top with extremely fine quality marquetry decoration inlaid with exotic woods with an ebony ground, the inlaid top consisting of a central inlaid panel depicting a Classical scene of noblemen and women walking in a garden and landscape with central fountain, a wonderful Chateau to the background with superb floral and foliate inlaid designs.
This wonderful inlaid central panel within shaped borders of Kingwood banding, boxwood stringing, amboyna banding and boxwood stringing with an outer fine quality and finely chased ormolu applied moulding.
This leads down to a fine quality inlaid frieze on all four sides of the table consisting of cherubs and putti inlaid decoration within ebony ground surrounded by Kingwood banding and boxwood stringing with oak lined drawer to the front opening to reveal a sliding writing surface covered in blue velvet, this can be opened to reveal a concealed storage compartment.
Within the frieze both to the front and back the table has a fine quality central ormolu panel with inlaid Kingwood and ebony lattice decoration with ormolu escutcheon.
The table is supported by four elegant cabriole legs consisting of ebony, boxwood stringing and Kingwood banding all with fine quality applied ormolu mounts to the top with applied ormolu decoration following the leg down and terminating with ormolu sabots.
This table which is in the French style does have some influences of English cabinet work but it is undoubtedly French as the table is all veneered on poplar wood which is not a wood used in English cabinet work.
Whilst we are unable to find any makers stamps or marks on this piece it is undoubtedly from a fine workshop due to the quality of the cabinet work.
This table is in excellent condition for age, is of stable construction and can go straight into a home.