A matched pair of bird's eye maple demi-lune étagères, late 19th century
A matched pair of bird's eye maple demi-lune étagères
late 19th century
each brass galleried tier with green painted turned tapering uprights on outswept turned feet, one with fluted legs
each 74.5cm. high, 70cm. wide, 36cm. deep.
These decorative tables are in country house condition. The gilt-brass gallery to each - which is possibly replaced - is mis-shapen in areas and with some screws missing. Variation to turned legs which have been re-decorated green and display some chips to painted surface revealing traces of what appears to be a gilded surface beneath. Tops and undertier with ring marks, stains, old marks and scratches which would benefit from a wax and gentle clean.
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