William IV Turtle Stone Marble Table

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  • £3,800.00
  • €4,246 Euro
  • $4,615 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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William IV Turtle Stone Marble Table

LOVEDAY
A delightful and rare 19th Century William IV period Septarian Nodule / turtle stone English marble circular specimen table.

English circa 1835.

The circular top having a rosewood veneered border inset with a large turtle stone marble specimen held by four very slender supports, finishing on a concave sided platform base raised on turned bun feet retaining the original recessed squat castors.

Offered in excellent condition with a fine original colour and almost of a contemporary design, this wonderful and exceedingly rare table will make a statement in any collection.

Known as turtle stone for its characteristic pattern of radiating cracks is also referred to as Septarian nodule or volcanic rock.
Septarian nodules are a remarkable geological formation created during the Jurassic period 150 million years ago when pores in a mass of sedimentary rock often filled with fossils are filled with mineral deposits which harden in a spherical form. The cracks (septaria) formed are something of a mystery but they produce a beautifully striking and unusual effect.

Found in the English Oxfordshire clay during a mining process in the early 19th Century, this wonderful discovery found the spheres could be cut and polished to be incorporated into items of furniture and ornaments. The Septarian nodules found in England were only ever small, so it is very rare to have a large circumference top as the one we have in stock presently.


Dimensions

Height 29 inches - 73.5cm
Diameter 22 inches - 56cm

Dimensions: 

  • H: 73.5cm (28.94in)
  • W: 56cm (22.05in)
  • D: 56cm (22.05in)

Period: 

William IV

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Now into the second generation, Loveday antiques is run by Alexander Loveday.

From the early days until 2012 Loveday Antiques had three major showrooms running, located at Chelsea, Ascot and Islington, but sensing the major shift towards the online side of the business in January 2013 Alexander decided to close both Chelsea and Ascot and concentrated more on working via the internet and website as traders, interior designers and the public's buying habits changed.

The internet now allows us to trade globally 24/7, whilst keeping our overheads down and passing on these savings to our clients.

The start of 2014 has also led to more change, relocating the original showroom in London from The Furniture Vault in Camden Passage, from where we have traded for over 40 years, to our new showroom conveniently located in Hertfordshire within the A1 and A10 areas, just off the M25.

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