About the dealer

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)

About the object

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) 

Circa 1870

Height - 12.5in
Width - 38.5in
Depth - 16in