English Victorian Burl Walnut Sunderland Table, 19th Century
VICTORIAN BURL WALNUT AND CARVED MAHOGANY SUNDERLAND TABLE
England, circa third quarter of the 19th century
Item # 807NPP21U
This table form is generally known as “Sunderland”, being characterised by a somewhat extreme shallowness of depth with long drop leaves that turn the table into a strikepoint console for against the wall when folded up. It opens over outward swinging legs to be a rather large surface, ideal for hosting guests or for playing cards, but primarily it is a high impact presentation piece intended to be shown closed. The top is dramatic with matched grain burl walnut that creates an overall circular effect - the four legs and medial stretcher are all spiral turned, the leg pedestal raised over gentle cabriole legs that swirl into curved toes over original castors.
Measurements: 40 1/2” W x 34 3/4” D x 27 1/4” H [when fully opened]
Gorgeous glowing patina throughout. Splices to veneers are original (likely the craftsman’s removal of knots in the woods). Minor wear and scuff as expected, overall remaining in excellent condition.