Ebony & Amboyna Seaweed Marquetry Table

This is a beautiful circular centre table with a unique globe stand design. The circular top of the table is inlaid with a geometric arrangement of 6 hexagonal panels of seaweed marquetry bordered with black ebony and honey amboyna, another central hexagon, and fielded areas within the circumference of the perimeter veneered in figured amboyna. The frieze of amboyna is inset with framed panels of ebony, intersected by marquetry details above the four baluster-turned legs terminating in ebony bun feet and joined by four molded stretchers that meet around a central pierced ring. The height of the table is 75 cm and the diameter is 104 cm. It is attributed to Lutyens and was made circa 1900.

The table features a unique design that incorporates seaweed marquetry which was popular in the 19th century. The use of seaweed marquetry was inspired by the natural world and was used to create intricate patterns and designs on furniture. The geometric arrangement of the panels on this table is particularly striking and adds to its beauty.

The use of black ebony and honey amboyna in the border of the panels adds depth and contrast to the design. The figured amboyna veneer used in the fielded areas of the table top is also a beautiful feature.

The frieze of the table is inset with framed panels of ebony intersected by marquetry details which adds another layer of detail to the design. The four fruitwood baluster-turned legs terminating in ebony bun feet are also beautifully crafted.

Overall, this table is a fine arts and crafts example. Its unique design and use of materials make it a one-of-a-kind piece that would be a beautiful addition to any space.


It’s possible that the table was inspired by a honeycomb. The geometric arrangement of the panels on the tabletop does resemble the hexagonal shape of honeycomb. It would be a wonderful piece for a collector who kept honey bees or one that just loves honey!


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Arts and Crafts Ebony & Amboyna Marquetry Centre Table

Stock Number: 19699

A fine and unusual marquetry centre table, the top inlaid with a geometric arrangement of corresponding panels of marquetry bordered with ebony and amboyna, the frieze with bands of ebony resting on four turned baluster legs terminating in ebony bun feet, joined by a moulded stretcher.
Approximate Dimensions
  • Height: 75 cm (29.53 inches)
  • Diameter: 104 cm (40.94 inches)


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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 75 cm (29.53 inches)
  • Diameter: 104 cm (40.94 inches)


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