Pair of British Colonial Ebony Marble Top Side TablesMid 19th century
A pair of antique ebony side tables with a new marble top. The tables feature an apron in a beautifully carved and pierced design. The octagonal top is raised on a carved column that is supported on a base with three cabriole legs that end in scrolled feet with acanthus carving.
Ebony has long been prized for its dense hardness, which lends itself for beautiful carving and a smooth finish after being polished. It is considered the aristocrat of hardwoods and is native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Ebony has always been a luxury wood and was so popular in 17th century France, that “ebenistes” is still the French word for cabinet maker. Furniture pieces of lesser woods were often “ebonized” (painted black) to make them look as if made of ebony.
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The tables are in good condition and have been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.
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British colonial India
H: 76 cm W: 47 cm D: 47 cm
H: 30“ W: 18½” D: 18½”