Can anyone tell me more about this 2 foot tall table?
This is the first of two questions I've got for the antique gurus here tonight:
I have a little antique table that has always stumped me. It's small, less than 2 feet high and barely 2 feet across. It's been painted black, but where the paint is chipped, you can see that the top is a pretty grained hardwood inlaid in a parquet fashion (4 triangles that form a square.)
Can anyone tell me what it might have been used for, given its small size and low height, and also an approximate age?
Shape of top:
Close up of parquet and grain:
Thanks in advance!