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Rare 19th Century William IV Turtle Stone Marble Top Specimen Table


£3,800 | $5,060 USD | €4,306 EUR
Item Number: SA662279
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Loveday Antiques
This antique has been viewed 9 times in the past month with the most views from Belgium.


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.
Height 29 inches - 73.5cm
Diameter 22 inches - 56cm
Loveday Antiques is a family run business originally established since 1969 in London.
Now in its second generation, Loveday Antiques specialises in an eclectic mix of 18th to 20th Century European furniture and works of art, with a strong emphasis on quality, uniqueness and colour.
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All items listed are in excellent condition having been restored using traditional methods by experienced cabinet makers and polishers keeping the original colour and patina wherever possible.
Please bear in mind you may find the usual markings with antique furniture that are commensurate with age which all add to beauty and uniqueness of the item.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 73.5 cm (28.9")
Width = 56 cm (22.0")
Depth = 56 cm (22.0")

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