7704 German Black Forest Marquetry Table c. 1880
Beautiful Black Forest antique marquetry table c. 1880 executed in dark oak or cherry. The marquetry tilt-top sits on a solid carved pedestal with three carved legs. An open jawed dog or lion head stands guard on each leg. A scrolled skirting of edelweiss circles the underside of the table top. Table top contains a hunting theme, four images of deer/mountain goat/sheep surround a center mountain design depicting a hunter fighting off an eagle while attempting to steal three young eaglets. Detail of the hunter’s finger and toenails illustrate the quality of the piece.