This is a very unique and rare, one of a kind Eastern coffee table in a wheel design, with stepped sides. Described to me as an Asian cooking table. It is hand made, one of a kind with hand cut and tooled wrought iron or steel embellishments. The center of the living room coffee table has been cut out. There is a hand made metal bowl that sits inside the cut-out. I was told that it would have been lined with perhaps copper and hot embers cooked the food in the bow for a communal eating experience. Personally, I think its way too nice for that but can't contradict it either. A piece of glass could be placed on top to protect it. Please use the zoom feature to inspect this amazing table. **** please contact me regarding organized packing and shipping to your location - shipping is NOT FREE - Ontario pickup or you have to arrange for white glove truck delivery - I can help
I do not know what kind of wood it is and I am not sure of the date. I was told that its early 20th century and could be older. I have not seen another like it anywhere. It is very heavy and substantial. The wheel design sits on a make-shift plywood base. I don't know who made it or when, or what the table might have been sitting on before this. There are more photos so please just ask. This would have to be wrapped and shipped with a moving company arranged and paid for by the buyer - I am happy to facilitate.
CONDITION: Excellent antique / vintage condition with signs of usage. There are dings and chips on the extreme edges. A few water stains that can be mediated.
SIZE: 54 inches across and 16 inches high. I have no idea of the weight but it is solid and very, very heavy.
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