Early 18th Century Oyster Veneered Side Table
Reference #: 0422-MX2

An early walnut side table with good stretcher base and an oyster veneered top in good condition for a piece of its age. Oyster veneer is characterized as ” a decorative form of veneering, or type of parquetry. The technique uses thin slices of wood branches or roots cut in cross section…usually from small branches of walnut, olive, kingwood…” The tear drop escutcheons are original and in good condition. The veneer is remarkable good for its age. The star at the center of the top as been repaired, as shown in image #9.

Place of Origin: England
Period: 1720
Materials & Techniques: Oyster veneered walnut
  • Width:  33.5"
  • Depth:  21.75"
  • Height:  28.5"
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