French Henri II Style Carved Oak Serving Trolley, 19th c., with a pierce carved lion crest over a lion and bird carved frieze above a shelf, on winged gryphon supports, on a base with two frieze drawers on rope twist supports above two shelves, on a sloping base on turned bun feet, H.- 73 1/2 in., W.- 52 in., D.- 17 5/8 in.
As found. Light wear, scratches and dents intermittently throughout. An approximate ¼ inch gap between the top and front trim. A 2 inch area of lighter discoloration under the crown. Bubbling and a 10 inch crack on the right side of the top shelf. A 1 inch loss to the veneer in the front left corner of the shelf. Holes from wood beetle exposure intermittently throughout. An 1/8 inch gap between the two boards in the bottom shelves. An approximate 12 inch piece of carved trim detached but present on the bottom right of the front edge. Trim lacking from the bottom right side. A handsome piece.
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