Pair of marquetry side tables with inlay

Dec 25, 2020. 07:44 UTC
Pair of marquetry side tables with inlay
United States of America

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The two side tables are made of a wood that has a satin finish on the tops and a less finished wood on the legs. The tables measure 28.5 inches long, 23 inches high and 14 inches wide. The tables are stable and tight. The surface has some damage. There are two rings on the table where someone placed a glass or a beverage. There is also an area that appears darker like someone place a cigarette on the top of the table or maybe something else to discolor an area that is visible.


The previous owner bought the tables at auction. I bought them from the owner. Nothing else is known about the tables' history.

Answered within about 8 hours
Dec 25, 15:58 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$500 - $800 USD

Suggested Asking Price

$650 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Rhonda,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A pair of Continental Rococo revival style walnut or rosewood veneered and marquetry inlaid side tables
first half 20th Century
Each with a serpentine-edged marquetry inlaid top raised on a relief-carved shaped rails, raised on tall cabriole legs joined by an X-stretcher and ending in elongated pad feed
23 inches high, 28 1/2 inches long,14 inches deep
CONDITION: one with a circular water mark to the top
PROVENANCE: acquired privately
$500-800 for the pair*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Rhonda guess Dec 25, 21:18 UTC

Hi Delia:
Merry Christmas! That was fast. Quick question: any thought as to age, like a decade, and which country is this design typical of and what type of wood are we looking at? Oh, sorry, that's three questions.
Thank you.

Delia Dec 26, 18:51 UTC

No worries. These kinds of tables were made in the US, England and in Europe in the 1920s, 30s and 40s; it's hard to be more specific without a maker's name attached The look on these is very European, which is why I said "Continental." I think the veneer is either rosewood or walnut.
I've updated the appraisal to include these - please let me know if you have any additional questions, it's not at all a problem.

Rhonda guess Dec 26, 20:35 UTC

Thank you, Delia.

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