Eastlake Marble Top Side Table

    Named for trendsetting architect Charles Lock Eastlake, Eastlake furniture pared down the embellishments of Rococo and Renaissance revival—popular in the Victorian era—into a ‘careful craftsmanship’ only slightly more elaborate than the contemporaneous Arts and Crafts movement.

    Marble top tables like this one were great favorites for the style. This one exhibits the typical geometric design elements and lightly incised carving associated with Eastlake pieces, which could be simple or elegant. The geometricity and distinct nod to Asian influence clearly prefigure modern tastes.