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Polished Geode Specimen Ash Tray or Desk Top Dish
Located in Ferndale, MI
Beautiful natural form polished Geode possibly rock crystal specimen bowl.
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Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman Natural Specimens

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Agate

Top Quality Perisphinctes Fossil Ammonite on Acrylic Case, Jurassic Period
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Perisphinctes Ammonite Period: Jurassic 163 - 145 Million years ago. These ammonites could grow from anywhere between 10 mm to over a meter in diameter, making them among the large...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Acrylic

Top Quality Perisphinctes Fossil Ammonite on Acrylic Case, Jurassic Period
By Pietra Gallery
Located in Polanco, CDMX
Perisphinctes Ammonite Period: Jurassic 163 - 145 Million years ago. These ammonites could grow from anywhere between 10 mm to over a meter in diameter, making them among the large...
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2010s Mexican Organic Modern Natural Specimens

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Acrylic

Pair of Anglo-Indian Specimen Top Occasional Tables
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A pair of Anglo-Indian specimen top occasional tables, each with an octagonal top inlaid with hexagons of exotic and petrified woods cut across the grain, within an ebony border, set...
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Antique 1850s English Side Tables

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Ebony, Walnut

19th C West Indies Regency Specimen Top Table
Located in Charleston, SC
A stunning Caribbean Regency style exotic wood inlaid table, circa 1830, in the manner of Ralph Turnbull, featuring mahogany, cedrela, rosewood, satinwood and yucca woods on a barley...
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Antique Early 19th Century Caribbean Regency Pedestals

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Mahogany, Mahogany, Rosewood, Satinwood, Pine

English William IV Rosewood Specimen Top Games Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
English William IV rosewood gaming table with specimen marble top in the form of a gaming board.
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Antique 19th Century English William IV Game Tables

Neoclassical Style Coffee Table with Italian Marble Specimen Top
Located in London, GB
Neoclassical style coffee table with Italian marble specimen top French, 20th century Dimensions: Height 56cm, width 102cm, 54cm The present coffee table is wrought in the Frenc...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

French Ormolu Coffee Table with Italian Marble Specimen Top
Located in London, GB
French ormolu coffee table with Italian marble specimen top French and Italian, 20th century Measures: Height 56cm, width 102cm, depth 54cm Crafted in the timeless neoclassical ...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Bronze, Bronze

Italian Specimen Marble Top
Located in Essex, MA
Various stones set in slate. Previously sold George Gravert Antiques, Boston.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Grand Tour Garden Ornaments

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Marble

  • Italian Specimen Marble Top
  • Italian Specimen Marble Top
  • Italian Specimen Marble Top
  • Italian Specimen Marble Top
H .38 in. Dm 14 in.
Nero Specimen Marble Top
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
The Nero. A rectangular specimen marble inlaid top with geometric panels enclosed by a linked inlaid geometric panelled border. Priced as shown and to the given dimensions. Can be...
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2010s English Grand Tour Console Tables

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Marble

  • Nero Specimen Marble Top
  • Nero Specimen Marble Top
  • Nero Specimen Marble Top
  • Nero Specimen Marble Top
H 1.19 in. W 64.97 in. D 33.86 in.
Antonius Specimen Marble Top
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A circular specimen marble inlaid top with inlaid radiating centre and geometric designed outer border. Priced as size quoted below but can be made and quoted for separately to your ...
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2010s English Grand Tour Center Tables

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Marble

  • Antonius Specimen Marble Top
  • Antonius Specimen Marble Top
  • Antonius Specimen Marble Top
  • Antonius Specimen Marble Top
H 1.19 in. Dm 37.8 in.
Cassia Specimen Marble Top
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A circular specimen marble inlaid top with inset shell decoration and geometric border. Inspired by the finds of the Grand Tour. This item is in stock however we can also quote s...
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Antique Early 1800s English Regency Center Tables

  • Cassia Specimen Marble Top
  • Cassia Specimen Marble Top
  • Cassia Specimen Marble Top
  • Cassia Specimen Marble Top
H 0.6 in. Dm 24.41 in.
Marble Specimen-Top Table with Gilt and Painted Metal Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This stunning table from the late 19th century has a fantastic marble specimen top and a painted and gilt foliage-inspired base. The deep color palette contrasts wonderfully with the...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Gueridon

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Marble, Metal, Metal

Late 18th Century Walnut Occasional Table with Specimen Top
Located in London, GB
A late eighteenth century walnut occasional table with associated specimen marble top, the turned tapering reeded column set upon three splayed legs with pointed feet.
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Antique Late 18th Century Dutch Neoclassical Side Tables

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Marble

Regency Specimen Marble Top Table
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in New York, NY
A rare side table attributed to Gillows of London and Lancaster having a specimen inlaid marble top rests on a conforming octagonal shaped case in rosewood with a single drawer on do...
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Antique 19th Century European Regency Side Tables

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Marble

  • Regency Specimen Marble Top Table
  • Regency Specimen Marble Top Table
  • Regency Specimen Marble Top Table
  • Regency Specimen Marble Top Table
H 28 in. W 25.5 in. D 17.25 in.
Italian Specimen Marble-Top Table
Located in Essex, MA
Circular top inscribed Carthage for Roman Carthage with a standing figure. Set in a brass frame and base ending on hoof feet.
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Vintage 1930s Italian Grand Tour Tables

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Marble, Brass

  • Italian Specimen Marble-Top Table
  • Italian Specimen Marble-Top Table
  • Italian Specimen Marble-Top Table
  • Italian Specimen Marble-Top Table
H 16.25 in. Dm 26.5 in.
French Empire Mahogany Center Table with Stone Specimen Top, circa 1830
Located in San Francisco, CA
Handsome mahogany round center table with brass mounts on the legs and a multi-stone specimen top. France, early to mid-19th century.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Empire Center Tables

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Stone, Marble, Brass

1960s Specimen Marble-Top Coffee Table
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Exceptional quality 1960s, hard wood coffee table. The top is inset with thirty square pieces of specimen marble. From a very good workshop using high quality pieces of marble. Th...
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Vintage 1960s European Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble

  • 1960s Specimen Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • 1960s Specimen Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • 1960s Specimen Marble-Top Coffee Table
  • 1960s Specimen Marble-Top Coffee Table
H 15.75 in. W 55.12 in. D 35.44 in.
Antique Italian Specimen Marble Table Top
Located in London, GB
This beautiful table-top was crafted in Italy in the late 19th century. It is decorated with a geometric pattern which was created by inlaying a variety of variegated marbles. Th...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Coffee and Cocktail Tables

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Marble, Marble

  • Antique Italian Specimen Marble Table Top
  • Antique Italian Specimen Marble Table Top
  • Antique Italian Specimen Marble Table Top
  • Antique Italian Specimen Marble Table Top
H 1.58 in. W 30.32 in. D 54.73 in.
Specimen Marble-Topped Table, Grand Tour
Located in Montreal, QC
This is a rare and superb survival. Not merely do we have this intricately inlaid parquetry top, resplendent with various coloured marbles, but we even have the original walnut cente...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Grand Tour Center Tables

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Marble

Specimen Marble Top, 19th Century
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Specimen marble top. 19th century.
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Antique Early 19th Century French Decorative Art

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Marble

  • Specimen Marble Top, 19th Century
  • Specimen Marble Top, 19th Century
  • Specimen Marble Top, 19th Century
  • Specimen Marble Top, 19th Century
H 1.19 in. Dm 37.8 in.
Bronze Elongated Table with Specimen Marble Top
Located in Cypress, CA
Exquisite patinated bronze lion table with specimen marble top Late 19th century-early 20th century. The unique, one of a kind long console table is surmounted with a thick Verde...
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Early 20th Century Italian Side Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Mahogany Centre Table With Specimen Marble Top
Located in London, by appointment only
A fine mid-19th century William IV mahogany centre table with later specimen marble top inset with marble and granite. England, circa 1835, the top 20th century. Measures: Height...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Center Tables

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Marble

Occasional Table with Specimen Marble Chessboard Top
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A wonderful, late 19th century English occasional table featuring a specimen marble chessboard top supported by a polished cast iron base. The history of chess can be traced back ar...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Game Tables

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Marble, Iron, Iron

Fine Specimen Marble and Micromosaic Top Table
Located in Hollywood, FL
The top in various specimen marbles and semi precious stone with a micro mosaic center all above a patinated bronze and gilt bronze base.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Revival Gueridon

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Marble, Marble, Bronze

Wrought Iron Specimen Marble Topped Console Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This fine wrought iron wall mounted console table is made up from 18th century parts with early 20th century additions. The 18th-century middle section (see image 6) was probably par...
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Early 20th Century Console Tables

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Marble, Iron

An Unusual “Specimen Petra Dura” Marble Top Table
Located in Sheffield, MA
An unusual “Specimen Petra Dura” marble top table Resting on very rare shell form support bases Possibly Florence, Italy 19th century Measures: Height 31 in, width 61 in, depth...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Baroque Center Tables

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Marble

Regency Style Faux Specimen Marble-Top Center Table
Located in New York, NY
The circular top painted with radiating faux specimen marbles, raised on an ivory-painted spreading square columnar support on tripartite plinth base and block feet, with gilt and eb...
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20th Century British Regency Center Tables

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Wood

Italian Specimen Marble-Top Oval Pedestal Center Table
Located in Norwood, NJ
Italian multi-color specimen marble top oval pedestal center table. Red, green, yellow, black and other specimens. Art Deco style with a neoclassical influence fluted wood double ped...
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Early 20th Century Italian Neoclassical Center Tables

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Onyx, Marble

18th Century Specimen Marble-Top Centre Table
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A fantastic 18th century Italian marble centre table. The beautifully inlaid top has a central oval plaque of extremely rare Luna Chiella marble (not being quarried for over a thousa...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Italian Center Tables

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Alabaster, Marble, Siena Marble

  • 18th Century Specimen Marble-Top Centre Table
  • 18th Century Specimen Marble-Top Centre Table
  • 18th Century Specimen Marble-Top Centre Table
  • 18th Century Specimen Marble-Top Centre Table
H 31.11 in. W 53.55 in. D 34.65 in.
Late 19th c. Roman Specimen Marble Topped Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This very fine table made in Rome in the very late 19th or early 20th century is of dramatic design and using costly material. The base carved from solid travertine is in a Renaissan...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Renaissance Center Tables

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Stone, Travertine, Marble

  • Late 19th c. Roman Specimen Marble Topped Table
  • Late 19th c. Roman Specimen Marble Topped Table
  • Late 19th c. Roman Specimen Marble Topped Table
  • Late 19th c. Roman Specimen Marble Topped Table
H 29.5 in. W 70.5 in. D 34.5 in.
Antique Italian 19th Century Marble-Top Specimen Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique Italian 19th century marble-top specimen table.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Side Tables

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Marble

Italian Micro Mosaic and Specimen Marble-Top Centre Table
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Neoclassical pietra dura, micro mosaic and walnut centre table, the circular black marble top with a large central micro mosaic roundel depicting St Peter’s Square, Rome, surrounde...
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Antique 1880s Italian Center Tables

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Marble

Irish Specimen Table with a Marquetry Top of Various Woods
Located in New York, NY
This stunning Irish mid-19th century table, in the style of British Ceylon specimen tables, features a dramatic spiral marquetry top of mahogany, arbutus, walnut, oak and burr oak. T...
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Antique 1850s Irish Early Victorian Center Tables

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Burl, Mahogany, Oak, Walnut

Exceptional Regency Walnut Centre Table with Specimen Marble Top
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
An exceptional Regency walnut centre table with a specimen marble top on a bold well-carved four-splay base; perhaps by Gillows of Lancaster.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Center Tables

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Marble

English Regency Style Specimen Marble Top with Gilt Lion Mounts
Located in New York, NY
English Regency rosewood end table with an octagonal top inlaid with concentric wheels of specimen marble tesserae. The table rests upon four black lacquered legs joined by an inters...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency End Tables

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Marble, Gold Leaf

Denver Colorado D C Woodend, 1885 Table Top Geology Mineral Specimen Chest
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A charming and untouched table top collectors chest, oversailing rectangular top above two short and three long graduated glazed collector's drawers, each enclosing a arrangement of ...
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Antique 1880s American Scientific Instruments

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Natural Fiber, Pine

Large Italian 19th Century Specimen Marble-Top Centre Table
Located in Benington, Herts
A rare and extremely large early to mid-19th century specimen marble top centre table on a mid-20th century Italian faux bamboo and gilt iron splayed base. Italy, Rome, circa 1840...
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Antique 1840s Italian Grand Tour Center Tables

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Marble

French Specimen Marble Topped Bureau Platt Desk, 19th Century
Located in Cypress, CA
Rare and exquisite late 19th century French Louis XV style ormolu-mounted walnut bureau platt desk with original specimen marble top. The beautifully shaped black marble top is i...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Ormolu

Italian Carved and Parcel-Gilt Console with Specimen Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Very fine Italian carved and parcel-gilt console with specimen marble top. Beautiful gilt and interesting carvings. Creates a very dramatic look!
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Console Tables

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Marble

Austrian Neoclassical Gueridon with Micro Mosaic and Specimen Marble Top
Located in New York, NY
Very Fine Austrian Neoclassical gueridon table with gilt brass pierced gallery, the specimen marble top with Roman micro-mosaic center depicting ruins, having porphyry and malachite ...
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Antique 1830s Austrian Biedermeier Gueridon

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Marble

19th Century Italian Side Table with Specimen Marble Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century Italian side table with specimen marble top.
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Antique 19th Century Italian Console Tables

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Marble

French Empire Black Lacquered Center Table with Specimen Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Gorgeous French Empire style black lacquered center table with a specimen marble top. There are also touches of gold gilt on the base of the table. A very elegant piece for a fine home!
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Early 20th Century French Empire Center Tables

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Wood

Burmese Hand Carved Elephant Occasional Table Pietra Dura Specimen Marble Top
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely very rare 19th century Anglo-Indian / Burmese hand carved Elephant occasional table with Pietra Dura Specimen marble top The table o...
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Antique 19th Century Burmese Anglo-Indian Side Tables

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Marble

19th Century Specimen Mable Top Table, by J. Darmanin and Sons
By J. Darmanin & Sons
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality 19th century Maltese specimen inlaid marble-top table including portoro, verde antico, giallo di Siena and cipolino, the centre having a Pietro dura panel depicting an...
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Antique Early 19th Century Maltese Regency Center Tables

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Marble

19th Century Italian Carved Walnut Specimen Marble-Top Side Table
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality Pietra Dura specimen marble-top table, circa 1880. Beautiful circular marble top showcasing various samples of colored marble into a symmetrical pattern, secured in p...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Baroque Revival Side Tables

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Walnut

18th Century Carved Giltwood Console Table with Specimen Marble Top
Located in London, GB
This stunning 18th century carved giltwood console table features a shaped specimen marble top with detailed cabriole legs on curled feet. The table measures 40 in – 101.5 cm wide, 2...
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Antique Late 18th Century British Console Tables

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Marble

Antique English Pollard Oak Inlaid Specimen Chess Top Occasional Games Table
Located in Glasgow, GB
Rare 19th century pollard oak specimen chess or games table, the hexagonal shaped top inlaid with chequers in prized specimen veneers including ebony, Coromandel, rosewood, thuya, sa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Game Tables

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Other

French Empire Mahogany and Ebony Center Table with Specimen Marble Top
Located in Dallas, TX
Very elegant French empire mahogany and ebony center table. The top has specimen marble with a wide array of colors and patterns and arranged in a geometric design. There are also be...
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Early 20th Century French Empire Center Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Regency Period Ebony and Gilt Table with Italian Specimen Marble Top
By James Newton
Located in London, GB
Rare Regency period work table attributable to James Newton Of free standing form, constructed from goncalo alves and ebony, in part ebonized and gilt, dressed with bronze mounts,...
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Antique 19th Century British Regency Gueridon

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Lapis Lazuli, Marble, Bronze

Dolphin Centre Table with Specimen Marble Top in the Regency manner
Located in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
A fine Regency design circular centre table with inset marble geometric inlaid top within an egg-and-dart frieze supported on three carved stylized dolphins resting upon an aged gess...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Center Tables

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Marble, Gold Leaf

19th Century Cast Iron and Specimen Marble Topped Console Table
Located in Hudson, NY
This classically inspired cast iron table has an Italian specimen marble top in three colors. The iron base incorporates acanthus leaf casting and large boss rossets at the ends of t...
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Antique 19th Century Unknown Console Tables

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Marble, Iron

Antique French Figural Carved Walnut & Specimen Marble Top Parlor Table, c1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique French figural parlor table offers shaped specimen marble top over carved walnut frame with shaped skirt having central female mask with flanking ribbon, raised on cabriol...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Center Tables

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Marble

Round Specimen Table with Marble Top and Semi-Precious Stones, circa 1860
Located in Stamford, GB
A lovely example of a specimen table, with a selection of semi-precious agates including Lapis Lazuli, set into the marble top. With a cast iron pedestal base.  
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Antique 19th Century European Pedestals

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Agate

Mid-19th Century Specimen Marble Top Centre Table on a Pedestal Base
Located in Uppingham, Rutland
Outstanding quality mid-19th century specimen marble top centre table, circa 1860 and in lovely condition. The specimen marble top is beautifully put together and is in great condit...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Center Tables

Materials

Marble

Italian Specimen Marble-Top Games Table on Cast Iron Base, circa 1840
Located in London, GB
Roman specimen marble table with a games top. Specimens including Malachite, Lapis Lazuli, Egyptian and green Porphyry, Sicilian Jasper, Alabaster, Verdi Antico, Sienna and several d...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Gueridon

19th Century Irish Specimen Marble-Top Rosewood Center Table or Chess Table
Located in Charleston, SC
This extraordinary octagonal center table has a specimen marble chess table-top with Pietra Dura semi-precious stones. The late Regency specimen marble is inset into a rosewood frame...
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Antique 19th Century Irish Regency Center Tables

Materials

Marble

Very Interesting Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Specimen Marble-Top Game Table
Located in New York, NY
A very interesting late 19th century Italian gilt bronze specimen marble top game table The inlaid circular top with a chess board design and surrounded with a variety of marbles ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Belle Époque Gueridon

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Porphyry, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Marble, Bronze

19th Century Georgian Table with Italian Pietra Dura and Specimen Marble Top
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in London, GB
A late Georgian table in the Gillows manner Constructed in goncalo alves, having an inset Florentine Pietra Dura platform; of free-standing, turned and tapering end support form, wi...
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Antique 19th Century English George IV Tables

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Lapis Lazuli, Marble, Siena Marble

43.5" Diameter Round Specimen Marble Top Table with Ogee Edge- France,19th c.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique French round table with oak base and marble top. The triple scrolled oak base with pegged construction has carved acanthus leaves, while the centre support has a carved pane...
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Antique 1860s French French Provincial Center Tables

Materials

Marble

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Specimen Top For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal specimen top for your home. A specimen top — often made from stone, marble and wood — can elevate any home. Find 54 options for an antique or vintage specimen top now, or shop our selection of 5 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect specimen top — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A specimen top made by Regency designers — as well as those associated with Neoclassical — is very popular. A well-made specimen top has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Pietra Gallery are consistently popular.

How Much is a Specimen Top?

Prices for a specimen top can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $684 and can go as high as $205,352, while the average can fetch as much as $8,654.

Finding the Right Tables for You

The right table can help make any space in your home stand out, and the Knights of the Round Table would likely be proud of how far this particular piece of furniture has come. 

Over the years, the variety of tables available to us, as well as our specific needs for said tables, has broadened. Today, with all manner of these vintage and antique furnishings differing in shape, material and style, any dining-room table can shine just as brightly as the guests who gather around it.

Remember, when shopping for a dining table, it must fit your dining area, and you need to account for space around the table too — think outside the box, as an oval dining table may work for tighter spaces. Alternatively, if you’ve got the room, a Regency-style dining table can elevate any formal occasion at mealtime.

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Coffee and cocktail tables can serve as a room’s centerpiece with attention-grabbing details and colors. Glass varieties will keep your hardwood flooring and dazzling area rugs on display, while a marble or stone coffee table in a modern interior can showcase your prized art books and decorative objects. Vintage desks and writing tables can bring sophistication and even a bit of spice to your work life. 

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