These intricately carved Chinese tables, with tabletops inlaid with various specimen stones are an elegant addition to an interior space.
Both tables feature a round tabletop, one inlaid with light-coloured, striped marble and the other with beautifully veined onyx. Intricately carved floral patterns adorn the frame of the marble tabletop, while the frame of the second tabletop is carved with very delicate flower designs.
The central columns, on which the tabletops rest are mounted with two platforms in cross-formations. Each platform opens on four sides and is adorned with a stunning, symmetrical, geometric gallery. A square scroll motif continues down the central column onto the tops of the three table legs. Each leg terminates in a ball and claw design, one which carries deep symbolic meaning in Chinese mythology. The claw is representative of the Emperor (dragon) who is guarding wisdom and purity (embodied by the ball design) from evil forces.
These two wonderfully executed tables are a demonstration of the highest quality early twentieth century craftsmanship and would form an exceptional addition to the appropriate space.