This 19th Century Continental Neo-Greek Revival table is made entirely of hand-carved walnut.
To begin with, the top of the table has an allegorical relief carving of the goddess Salacia (Roman), or Amphitrite (Greek) being carried off to sea. Salacia is the female goddess of the sea who presided over the depths of the ocean. She is depicted on a shell being guided by a dolphin at the helm. It is all embroidered with an anthemion frieze trim.
Each caryatid leg depicts a maiden supporting an entablature on her head united with a stretcher having an acanthus leaf center
The table top has glass to protect the carving and allow the table to be used to hold a book, refreshments, or any small decorative accessory. or, all alone as a decorative element. It is the perfect addition to a room needing a piece of poetry.
H= 25.5 in. W= 30.5 in. D= 22.5 in. 30 lbs.