Rosewood Coffee Table

From our personal collection. We bought this extraordinary rosewood Victorian coffee table in 2003.  It was the best one we have ever owned and so we put it in our living room.  We have not had a better one since! The marble on this table is a very heavy fossilized stone with a multitude of rich colors and veins.  The skirt has six horizontal sections that are beautifully open carved.   There are four ornate carved drops suspended from the skirt.  A close examination of the base reveals four winged serpents or gargoyles complete with wings and tails.  These are attached to a center column with a mythological head with horns on top, fruit and flowers.   Original castors are on the base.  Victorians didn’t make coffee tables and, like others on the market, this one was cut down at some point from a full size table.  That said, this one shows virtually no evidence of that alteration.  It is truly spectacular!

Circa:   1860.   Dimensions:   19.5″ H   x   47″ L   x   32.5″W.    Condition:  There is a small piece of the gargoyles tail missing where it attaches to the c:enter post near the mask.  The base has a rich dark original patina with normal wear.  There is an early professional repair to the marble that was done by carefully reinforcing with cement the underside of the marble and matching the color on top.  Because of the busyness of the grain on top the repair is barely noticeable.   Price:  $4995 ct1 ct2 ct3 ct4 ct5 ct6 ct7 ct8 ct9 ct10 ct12

underside of marble

underside of marble