An attractive and very good quality mid 19th century Oriental hardwood Coffee Table, of unusual design similar to an opium type table.
Having well figured panelled top with elegant scrolling ends and pierced carved fretwork decoration to frieze on both sides, raised on square tapering legs.
Very similar in design to the more commonly seen opium tables which use their curved ends to stand on rather than actual legs this coffee table will have been produced around the mid 19th century in China specifically to be shipped to the western markets.
These days it will perfectly serve the purpose which very few other types of genuinely antique furniture can, in that it is about the right height to be used as a coffee table in modern interiors.
Also the fact it is constructed from an extremely dense and hard wearing oriental hardwood means that it is not likely easily damaged by spilt, or hot, drinks.
Height - 12.5in
Width - 38.5in
Depth - 16in