Circa 1870, exhibition quality French ormolu mounted kidney shaped side table, made from a combination of kingwood and walnut. The top has a geometric parquetry centre and crossbanded edging enclosed in a large cast bezel. Beneath this at the front is a single drawer which is concave, crossbanded and has parquetry similar to the top. The bottom of the drawer has an ormolu beading which is shaped and follows the form of the drawer with scrolling at the end. In the centre is an escutcheon with a wonderful detailed foliate and Rococo casting. There are similar mouldings on the left and right, and on the sides. The whole table stands on thin, elegant cabriole legs which are mounted on three sides with ormolu beading. The knees have a very elaborate Rococo casting with acanthus leaves and flowers. These continue to be the beading down the front. The legs finish in very elegant sabots which are in the form of flower heads. Perfect condition and very elegant.
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