19th Century Ebonised Gypsy Table


Place of Origin :  English

Date of Manufacture: 1880- 1900

Style: Aesthetic Movement

Period: Early 20th Century






Gypsy tables were given their name as they were used at fairgrounds by fortune tellers. They usually had a velvet cover as the cards must not be laid on wood but cloth by tradition. The spacers below the table are set with an orb finial on top of a point symbolising the world on its axis and alluding to the knowledge which the table has access to.


Large ebonised side table still with its original time worn old gold velvet top and matching red and gold tassel adorned brocade fringing. It stands on aesthetically pleasing tri-form base, three most exquisitely turned and tapered bobbin legs with criss-cross central orb finial. 


A charming piece of folk art, perfect as a side table, lamp or display piece. 

The table is well constructed and solid.


H:66 W: 51 D:51 cm

H:25.9 W: 20 D: 20 Inches