In Collection: Tables and Desks
A late 19th-century French plant stand with original tin lining in ebonised mahogany with satinwood inlay and gilt-bronze decoration. Ebony is a very dark, dense wood originating from Africa and India but it is very rare and expensive so other woods are stained or ebonised to look like ebony.
Black furniture was very popular in France and England, particularly during the reign of Queen Victoria due to the fashion for all things black; this was led by the Queen who only wore black for the rest of her life whilst mourning the death of her husband Prince Albert.
Category: Tables and Desks