Edwardian British Mahogany and Marquetry Side Table

Edwardian British Mahogany and Marquetry Side Table.

LOVELY British Edwardian flame red mahogany side table from circa 1910.

Gorgeous marquetry inlay to the top and gallery below.

The top has double satinwood stringing to border the table……the centre has an oval inlaid panel….inlaid with satinwood and boxwood in a lovely floral motif.

The gallery to the base, likewise, has a central circular inlaid panel with satinwood and boxwood in floral motif.

The cabriole legs are inlaid with stringing and marquetry.

GORGEOUS patina and finish to this piece…..it is a cut above normal Edwardian pieces !

20C British Mahogany and Marquetry Side Table.

Edwardian Period
1901 to 1910

The Edwardian era saw the beginning of a new century with a new king and a new style of interior design.

The heavy, dark, cluttered look of the Victorian era was gone, and in its place, something much lighter and more cheerful.
Edwardian Style

This early 20th century style had an eclectic feel to it, and drew from elements of Georgian, Medieval and Tudor style. Light, airy, and simplicity of detail were key principles of this era.
Edwardian Furniture

Bamboo and wicker was the material of preference in Edwardian times. This added to the already delicate and breezy nature of the style. Other furniture was reproductions, drawing influence from baroque, rococo and empire style. The wing chair is a classic shape, and upholstery favored chintz and damask in pale colors.
Edwardian Color

Shifting away from the darkness of the Victorian interior, colors were fresh and light, with an informal feel. Patterns were feminine, with flowers and floral designs being highly favored. Colors were predominantly pastels: blue, lilacs, greens, yellows and grays. The floral theme was complemented by the liberal use of fresh flower arrangements. Living rooms often took darker colors such as dark green for fabrics, complemented with cream walls.
Edwardian Period Influences: Art Nouveau & Arts and Crafts

Marquetry (also spelled as marqueterie) is the art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. The technique may be applied to case furniture or even seat furniture, to decorative small objects with smooth, veneerable surfaces or to freestanding pictorial panels appreciated in their own right. Parquetry is very similar in technique to marquetry. Parquetry utilizes pieces of veneer in simple repeating geometric shapes to form tiled patterns such as would cover a floor (parquet), or forming basketweave or brickwork patterns, trelliswork and the like.

Marquetry (and parquetry too) differs from the more ancient craft of inlay, or intarsia, in which a solid body of one material is cut out to receive sections of another to form the surface pattern. The word derives from a Middle French word meaning “inlaid work”.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edwardian_era

Edwardian British Mahogany and Marquetry Side Table.

Provenance: Bought at an Estate Sale in Ireland.

Dimensions: 26.25″ Tall,  25.75″ wide and 16.75″ deep

Condition: Non-gloss finish. Some cracks at the top of the leg where it meets the table top. Good condition otherwise.

Price: $1,275. Now: $990.

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