Marble Top - (Stone Marble Material)

Marble Top - (Stone, Marble, Material) Marble slabs for table tops were in use in the sixteenth century but it was not till the early years of the eighteenth century that they became at all common in England. Though marble was quarried in England most slabs for use with furniture were imported from Italy and the Englishman of the eighteenth century making the Grand Tour would look for a choice slab as he would for choice pictures.

Daily Life in 18th-Century England (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series)Daily Life in 18th-Century England (The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series) 

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