A small, superb quality late 19th century Florentine display table with pietra dura inset top. The 21" diameter top is comprised of a single piece of polished slate inset with various hardstones, painstakingly selected for their subtle colour variations and veining to create maximum visual depth and impact. The stones are precisely cut and inset with a near seamless execution. The table's top is designed with a tilt mechanism which allows the top to be kept on an angle to display the stone mosaic. The base is ornately carved with masks as the knees. Some minor evidence of inactive woodworm but this table is structurally sound in excellent condition.