This listing is for a lovely English papier mache Salesman's Sample tilt-top table with black lacquer finish decorated with hand painting, inlaid mother-of-pearl and abalone shell, c. The table has a black lacquer finish and features a tilting round top decorated with inlaid mother of pearl flowers with hand painted leaves and a border of small inlaid abalone shell in various sizes and shapes. The table sits on a carved pedestal base above a Japanned platform base with three carved white round squat feet.This is a rare Salesman's Sample table in the style of an occasional table or English breakfast table. The hinge that holds the table upright is tight and the table top is secure when open and closes nicely to become a table. Measures 6 5/8" high (with table top flat), 15 1/4" high (table top in tilted position), table top is 10 1/8" in diameter with the base measuring 7 1/4" wide (from center foot to foot).
This nice table is in very good to excellent Estate condition with no major flaws and reflecting only minor signs of normal wear. There are a few minor flakes on the black lacquered area of the table's top surface, faint signs of wear to the gilded Japanned decoration and minor crazing to the lacquer throughout. There is one small area on the outside edge of the table top that may have a small old repair to the border, however, this is hardly noticed and mentioned only for accuracy.
The table top is secure and the overall condition of this exceptional table is considered excellent commensurate with age. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible.We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "Rare 19th C. Papier Mache Salesman's Sample Tilt-Top Table, Mother-of-Pearl" is in sale since Thursday, May 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "aandm_sales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped worldwide.