Today we are delighted to offer for sale a wonderful antique Arts and Crafts brass and wood side table! This ruggedly handsome piece, from the early 20th century, is in a Continental European Arts & Crafts style. The table appears to be of English or Dutch origin given its’ unique elegance and simplicity. The Arts & Crafts style was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between about 1880 and 1920. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was essentially anti-industrial. This side table is finely crafted of turned brass and wood. The top is crafted of brass, with a stepped tray-like interior; the border of the top features round studding. The top features a truly wonderful mottled time-earned patina. There are oxidize ring marks on the top, which add to the overall patinated appeal of the piece. We suspect the table was used in a seaside pub or bar as the piece has a distinct maritime nautical feel to it. The pedestal base of the table is composed of three interlocking hollow brass balusters which connect to one another and rest of a brass base. The brass base, in turn, rests on a convex, brass-trimmed wood base. The base is connected to the top of the table via an internal metal rod. There is a very old label on the bottom of the base that reads “5347”. The table is sturdy and solid, and perfect for a small lamp, objet d’art, or it can be used as a drink table. The table is in very good antique condition, with minor wear/scuffing/oxidation and patina commensurate with age and type of use. There is a very small (and hard to notice) dent on the brass pedestal base. There are very minor bent areas between the connecting points of the balusters in the pedestal. This rustic and elegant table is the perfect decorator accent piece that will be an unique conversation piece in any interior! Add warmth and old-world charm to any interior with this unique antique. Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 23″ in height, 17-5/8″ diameter (top), 11-3/4″ in diameter (base)
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