Originally, ladies small work tables, usually with a detachable or lift-up lid, containing a bag or basket of silk, in which sewing and other needlework could be stored. There was generally a tray beneath the lid containing compartments for cotton, thread, needles and so on, and beneath that a well, with a lined interior and the exterior in either timber or fabric. There are also combination sewing tables that may include a chequer-board top, or a hinged top that opens for games. These tables may have a drawer under the top, with the compartments for sewing equipment, and the well sliding out from under the drawer frame.
Louis Majorelle (1859-1926) outstanding nine piece French palisander dining room suite. Stamped: Louis Majorelle. Comprising of a three leaf extension table, six matching dining chairs, a three door raised back sideboard, and a small dessert. 126 cm high,
An ebonised occasional table, Victorian with gilded metal mounts, the top with inlaid boulle work which opens to reveal an interior with lift out frame for 3 miniatures. Height 78 cm, width 43 cm depth 31 cm
Victorian inlaid pedestal work table with drawer to one end and false drawer front to the other, on turned pedestal and trefoil platform base, the British Antique Dealer's Association seal remnant to drawer front, 53 cm x 40.5 cm, 72 cm high approx
Victorian walnut and marquetry sewing table, the octagonal top inlaid with flowers, raised on pedestal base with three down-swept legs, with fitted interior, together with a side table, the oval top painted with garlands and flowers (2). Height 74 cm. Widt
A Victorian walnut inlaid work table, second half 19th century, the table with an octagonal quarter veneer panelled top with satinwood stringing and a small embellishment to the centre, having a conical stem and knopped lower section supported on three cab
An English mahogany work table, circa 1835 having a rectangular top flanked by drop leaves, a central frieze drawer below which there is a tapering upholstered work drawer, supported on a tapering hexagonal column terminating in a platform base raised on b
A 19th century painted satinwood foldover tea table, demi lune in form folding out to a circular table, hand painted central classical scene with continous scroll work and garland border, 73 x 91 x 44.5 cm
A Victorian circular walnut sewing table. Second half 19th century, the circular table with thumb nail edging, and an inlaid floral motif in ebony and satinwood to the quarter veneer panelled top opening to a partitioned paper lined interior above a scallo
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