This marble is from the Paleozoic prehistoric sea bed, from The Devonian period, which spanned from approximately 420 to 360 million years ago. Also known as "The Age of the Fish", the Devonian era featured a huge diversification of fish. Fossilized in this marble is the squid like creature called Orthoceras, which refers to all nautiloids with a straight-shell, called an orthocone. This exact piece of marble has been taken from a prehistoric seabed near the oasis town of Erfoud, Morocco.Sourced from the Moroccan Sahara, from an extinct seabed floor of a large prehistoric ocean which spread all the way to the mediterranean, the Proto-Tethys Ocean, It is world renowned as a heavily rich source of various dated fossils. Due to a range of natural factors the fish, plants and a wide range of ancient prehistoric marine life were left after the sea withdrew, this coupled with tectonic movements, high tempretures with pressure and time have made this region famous for unique fossilized marble.
The black marble is rich in Orthoceras and sediment squid, the central brown marble segment is rich in Ammonites as well as Orthoceras. This top is set on a beautiful geometric base, with a. 42cm x 42cm x 47cm. Providing the best and most unique decorative items and furniture in London. Based In North London on the world renowned Holloway Road, Drum has been sourcing and manufacturing, globally, unique decor pieces for the past 20 years, combining functionality with decoration we provide an eclectic mix of rare design from around the world.
The item "Black Fossilized Marble Top on Geometric Reverse Pyramid Base Side Table" is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Home, Furniture & DIY\Furniture\Tables". The seller is "drumd12" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.