Before being repurposed into a bistro/side table, this cast iron base was part of a sewing table from Belgium, circa 1900. The ¾” inch thick white carrara marble top with gray veining was added more recently, allowing a butcher shop in southern Belgium to use this as a display table.
A small pad foot sits beneath each of the four legs that are formed by a series of intertwining C- and S-scrolls and florets. The entire base has been painted dark green, while the outside facades have a raised fluted motif. In the center of the base is a large medallion that is affixed to each leg by a C-scroll (the bottom scrolls are reinforced by square bolts and washers). The medallion consists of a pair of intertwined volute scrolls surrounded by an ovate border. Two of the legs are connected by a horizontal bar, which is the remnant of the foot treadle from the old sewing table.
This Belgian cast iron and carrara marble table would make a nice outdoor bistro table. It can also be placed inside as a side table, as the elegant scrollwork allows it to be used with a variety of décor styles.
CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use, with minor loss to paint on base, leading to oxidation. The marble, which is not original to the base, has staining and light scratches and fleabites. Please see photos.