This marble-topped wall table rests on a gilded wooden base in the shape of an eagle standing on a sphere.
The eagle stands for the higher, the serpent for the earthly.
A carved base was fashionable at the time, second half of the 17th century.
Often the "kwab" ornaments of these tables were combined with flowers and/or fruits, animals or cherubs.
An eagle with protruding wings was not common.
Dutch, about 1685.
Literatuur: Het Hollandse pronkpoppenhuis, interieur en huishouden in de 17de en 18de eeuw door Jet Pijzel-Dommisse.