Vintage Ormolu Mounted Coffee Table Marble Top H&L Epstein Style Mid Century

Vintage Ormolu Mounted Coffee Table Marble Top H&L Epstein Style Mid Century

Vintage Ormolu Mounted Coffee Table Marble Top H&L Epstein Style Mid Century


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This is an exquisite ormolu-mounted walnut and kingwood marble top coffee table, circa 1950 in date and by the renowned furniture makers H & L Epstein.

This wonderful coffee table is rectangular in shape and has four elegant and stylish tapering fluted legs. The frieze features stunning circular porcelain plaques thatdepict various romantic scenes of courting couples set in highly decorative ormolu frames.


The top of the coffee table has a magnificent white marble top which adds extra splendour to this stunning piece of furniture. 


Add a touch of unparalleled opulence to a special room in your home with this impressive coffee table.


In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 49 x Width 101 x Depth 49

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches

Epstein furniture was originally founded in East London in the 1890's. Harry and Lou Epstein started the production of Art Deco forms from the 1930's. The craftsmanship was to extremely high standards, most pieces were custom-made.

is a classic furniture wood, almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. Occasionally it is used in the solid for small items and turned work, including parts of billiard cues, e.g., those made by John Parris. It is brownish-purple with many fine darker stripes and occasional irregular swirls. Occasionally it contains pale streaks of a similar colour to sapwood.

The wood is very dense and hard and can be brought to a spectacular finish. it turns well but due to its density and hardness can be difficult to work with hand tools. It also has a tendency to blunt the tools due to its abrasive properties.

Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness' of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture.  Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

 Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic  veneers, but other materials such as  mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were  also be used.


W101.0 x H49.0 x D49.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



Mid 20th Century


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