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Superb French Walnut Parquetry Coffee Table

Superb French Walnut Parquetry Coffee Table

Superb French Walnut Parquetry Coffee Table


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This is a gorgeous walnut and parquetry coffee table with exquisite ormolu decoration, masterfully created by French artisans in the manner of Linke. This elegant table will instantly enhance the style of any room in your home and is sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed. The table has  an elegant three dimensional  parquetry design and it is highlighted with decorative ormolu mounts.

Parquetry - is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative effect. The two main uses of parquetry are as veneer patterns on furniture and block patterns for flooring. Parquetry patterns are entirely geometrical and angular - squares, triangles, diamonds. The word derives from the Old French parchet , literally meaning "a small enclosed space". Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors. Such parquets en lozange were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693. Timber contrasting in color and grain, such as oak, walnut, cherry, lime, pine, maple etc. are sometimes employed; and in the more expensive kinds the richly coloured mahogany and sometimes other tropical hardwoods are also used. 


W110.0 x H51.0 x D61.0 cm

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