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Extraordinary 1920s Polychrome Parcel-Gilt Elephant Centre Table


Spectacular hand-carved and parcel gilt polychrome centre table, or potential games table, with four ceremonially dressed elephants. Round gilt top carved with an art deco filigree border and a stylized quatrefoil centre. Polychrome and parcel gilt four part base with centre dome surmounting two part plinth. Most likely from Chicago's historically significant Oriental Theatre, built in 1926.


  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good. Very good vintage condition, without attempts to alter the patina. Two elephants have partial losses to the tusks; see image 8.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 30.75 in. x Dm 42 in.

    H 78.11 cm x Dm 106.68 cm

  • Diameter
    42 in. (106.68 cm)
  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference number

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