A most impressive Italian 19th century Napoleon III period patinated black and giltwood oval center table. The table is raised by circular mottled feet with a decorative reeded giltwood band and their original casters. The X shaped base displays a circular bottom finial with giltwood accents. The stunning central support displays large giltwood and patinated black scrolls and acanthus leaves centering a fluted design with detailed foliate patterns on a hammered background. The scalloped shaped top displays a most decorative scrolled apron with fine foliate and acanthus leaf accents. Above is a warm forest green and gold tooled and fitted leather writing surface framed within the patinated black border. All original patinated finish and gilt throughout.