had a visitor from italy yesterday .. actually the visitors were local, but the table has been in their family since it was new in the mid 1800s .
basically, it just had a little issue with the drawer runners, and they didn't want to touch the finish,
which i was very happy about
we tuned it up and it is good to go .. click the pictures to enlarge them and check out the fine inlays ..
really nicely done. i particularly liked the burnt shadings, the 'spectators' around the oval, the ribbon and the tapered leg inlays ..
a classic ... good for another hundred at least ..