A very unusual silver table from an “Estrado”. The word “Estrado” comes from the Latin “stratum”, meaning raised platform, and originally implied a posture, that of squatting down with your legs crossed or leaning back. This form of repose was common throughout the Orient. A raised platform may also be an architectural feature, and not something that can be transported, a sort of broad bench. These raised platforms covered with carpets and cushions acted as couches.