Iberian Mahogany and Fruitwood Center Table
19th century, the double-banded rectangular top with an intricately inlaid panel of scrolling foliate designs surrounding a panel of a stylized mythical beast, above a single frieze drawer, the drawer and sides with like-inlaid decoration, raised on turned beehive legs joined by an H-form barley-twist stretcher and ending in ball feet.
h. 30-1/2", w. 41-1/2", d. 24"
Provenance: Collection of Ruth and Michael Burke, Covington, Louisiana.
**In very good polished and restored condition.
The top exhibits a filled shrinkage crack with good-quality marquetry repairs along the crack and elsewhere. There is a splice at two corners of the top.
The table is functional. There is some side-to-side movement in the legs, and no fore-aft movement.