French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Napoleon III Period Marquetry And Ormolu Center Table
Item # 9542
A striking French 19th century Louis XVI st. Napoleon III period ebonized fruitwood, exotic woods, ormolu and leather center table. The table is raised by elegant circular fluted legs with foliate top caps and fine topie shaped feet. Each leg displays a block reserve with inlaid exotic wood designs framed in beaded ormolu bands. The legs are connect by a striking curved X shaped stretcher with a central inlaid floral motive and decorative beaded ormolu borders. At the frieze is a masterfully inlaid exotic wood floral marquetry framed within a beaded ormolu band, flanked by richly chased square foliate ormolu rosettes. The top displays its original burgundy colored gold tooled leather framed within an ebonized fruit wood band with inlaid exotic wood floral marquetry and a fine foliate ormolu border.