Antique French Rosewood Inlaid Dressing Work Table C1870


Antique French Rosewood Inlaid Dressing Work Table C1870

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This is a fabulous antique French rosewood and inlaid dressing occasional table in the Louis XVI manner, circa 1870 in date.

This striking table features beautiful marquetry decoration of garlands, flowers and birds masterfully accomplished in brass, mother of pearl and ivory.

The lid opens to reveal a beautifully fitted compartment with a bevelled glass mirror mounted on the underside and a divided tray section that slides back and forth.

It stands on beautiful tapered reeded legs that are united by stretchers and the craftsmanship and finish are second to none.

With working lock and original key.

Add a touch of class to your home with this attractive piece.


In excellent original untouched condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 58 x Depth 35

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches

is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared.

The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces.

Width: 58.0 cm
Height: 76.0 cm
Depth: 35.0 cm

Condition: Used

Wear Condition: Excellent

Date of Manufacture: Unknown

Place of Origin:

Period: 19th Century

Style: Antique

Listed by: Tino_8f8a

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SKU: 36963826