RARE VICTORIAN ROSEWOOD MARBLE TOP PARLOR TABLE WITH EXCEPTIONAL CARVINGS
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We are pleased to offer for sale this Rare Victorian Rosewood Turtle Top Parlor Table with Exceptional Carvings. Rosewood has long been used as a decorative / elusive hardwood in cabinet making by many well renowned Victorian cabinet makers. The finest rosewood in the late 19th century was being imported from Brazil, Jamaica, and Honduras. Given the long and tumultuous journey the raw lumber had to endure, rosewood was highly coveted by cabinet makers and would fetch a steep sum at port when stockpiles were available. With the demand highly exceeding the supply a rosewood parlor table quickly became a status symbol of families of the late 19th century. Demand further expanded and protectionist measures were enacted to curb the damaging effects of the timber trade. Rosewood of this quality is simply not available in today's market!
We believe this table was made in NYC. Examining the scarcity of the wood we concluded this was made in or close to a major port city. NYC had fabulous cabinet makers working in the same area and style with families who had the means to comission a table of such quality. The table box is carved with acanthus leaves surrounding the entire skirt and impressive carvings. The cabriolet legs show good proportions and are further embellished with additional acanthus carvings. The molded edge of the horizontal base stretcher is a nice little touch showing care in the most minutia of details. The marble top is 100% correct and free of flaws. We simply DO NOT offer items with major flaws or defects. Our customers desire the best and that is what we strive to bring you. The table is 40" wide x 29 " deep x 28 1/2" tall.