Fantastic Renaissance Revival walnut Victorian center table attributed to
Gustave Herter. This piece has a velvet (old fabric) top with figured walnut
edge. The skirt has burled inset panels with a detailed carving on four sides.
The legs feature open mouthed lions with wings and bottom ball in claw feet. The
curved center stretchers support a large carving with a lions head on each side.
There is a drawer at either end of the table. The interior of each drawer is
birdseye maple with a divider. For our attribution of this table please refer to
page 221 of “Herter Brothers, Furniture and Interiors for a Gilded Age.” The
wings are very similar to those in catalogue number 5 and 6. The open mouthed
lions are shown in catalogue number 8 and 96. Gustave Herter was the premier
furniture maker of his day. This table is a stunning example of his
Dimensions: 31″H x 48″W x 36″D
Finish: Good Original Price: $12,500