Micro Mosaic Table

Wonderful American made Victorian walnut round table with an Italian micro mosaic inset onyx top.  There is a 3/4″ highly figured burled raised band surrounding the onyx top.  On the outside of that, there is a shaped rim that features a pattern of deep incised carvings.   There is a 12″ curved drop carving applied to each side of the skirt.  Four applied small balls decorate the incise carved skirt.  The magnificent bottom has a large carved bulbous center.  The feet have the original brass castors.  The rest of the base features burled panels, ebonized accents, several different shaped carved finials, applied rosettes and incised carvings.  The onyx has two round pietra dura bands.  Inside the middle one is the lovely 3″ micro mosaic bouquet of flowers.  The most prominent American furniture makers, (mostly from NYC), at the time, would purchase beautifully crafted marble inserts from Italy for their best creations and commissions.  This is both a fabulous base and exquisite insert.  An American Gem!   Circa:   1870.     Dimensions:   29.5″ H   x   27″ Diameter (top)   x   22 1/4″ Diameter (insert).    Condition:  The polished original finish base is flawless with a rich mellow patina and great original ebonized accents.  The inset has a few minor chips on the edge.   Price:  $11,950mmt1 mmt2 mmt3 mmt4 mmt5 mmt6 mmt7 mmt8