English Papier Mache & Painted Tilt Tea Table
1860's English oval and scalloped papier mache parcel gilt and polychrome lacquered tilt top tea table. The shaped tray centered by a polychrome floral and foliate motif surrounded by a gilt arabesque border. The top mounted to wood with a brass slide lock over two twist columns ending in square bases joined to a stretcher terminating in splat feet. A very special unique side table meant for enjoying tea. The table would become wall art when not in use as it was tilted against a wall so the beautiful artwork could be better seen.
Tray: 24 1/2"H x 32"W
Tray on stand: tilt down 20"H, tilt up 33"H