• Item: Occasional Table
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• In the style of Jennens & Bettridge
• Papier Mâché construction
• Oval shape scalloped top
• Exquisite hand-painted floral detail
• Gilt & mother of pearl decoration
• Hinged folding top
• Ring turned column
• Dome shaped tripod plinth
• Stunning painted detail
• Completely original
• Exceptional quality
• Good original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian papier mâché ebonised chinoiserie folding occasional table in the style of Jennens & Bettridge, circa 1870, in good original condition. Decorated with stunning hand-painted floral detail to the centre, with mother of pearl decoration, gilt heightened throughout, including the pedestal and feet. The table stands on a turned pedestal base, supported by dome shaped plinth, terminating on three small brass feet. The tray is constructed of papier mâché, literally meaning “paper – mashed up”; a material consisting of paper pulp, sometimes reinforced and pressed with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste, decorated in the style of chinoiserie, which was fashionable at the time. This is not only a decorative item but is also a practical as a useful occasional table, with a hinged folding top, which can be stored away without consuming much space.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the living or dining room. This item would certainly grace any home or office and would be a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own such a lovely piece.
Set-up Table Height = 68.8cm or 27” or 2ft 3”
Set-up Depth = 69.4cm or 27⅜” or 2ft 3⅜”
Width = 55.8cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Stowed Height = 102.5cm or 40⅜” or 3ft 4⅜”
Stowed Depth = 36cm or 14⅛” or 1ft 2⅛”
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian papier mâché ebonised chinoiserie folding occasional table in the style of Jennens & Bettridge, circa 1860, in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, paint and gilt work, but nothing significant considering the age of the item, and years of use (please see photos). The folding top locking mechanism works to secure the table top in a horizontal position. The detail in the painted floral work and craftsmanship is second to none. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
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