Duquette frequently used abalone shell in his designs, often remarking, "If there were only one abalone shell in the world, wars would be fought over it for its beauty." The Abalone Mosaic Cocktail table is made from brass and finished in Dark Bronze. The top is slightly raised above the surrounding brass apron and square straight legs. The tabletop is inset with abalone shell, its random patterning and coloration creating a one-of-a-kind work of art. The naturally forgiving, hand-polished finish promises its otherworldly luster will not diminish over time. Circa 1959.