Circa 1900, Chinese Qing dynasty hongmu octagonal plant stand. The segmented top with its pink variegated marble insert following the form of the shape of the top. The top edge has a beaded edge and a profusely shaped apron which continues a similar carving into the top of the legs, making it hard to distinguish where the legs begin and the apron finishes. The legs are profusely carved with a large bunch carving of leaves on the top and further foliate carving all the way down to the base. There is a cruciform stretcher in the centre in the form of bamboo with a centre motive of bamboo leaves. The table finishes on splayed feet in the form of an animal with a ball and claw.
- Size 61cm high x 32cm wide