GEORGE III MAHOGANY TILT-TOP TEA TABLE
England, circa 1780
Item # C104035
A very nice George III period mahogany tea table with a circular tilt-top over a ring-turned vasiform baluster pedestal raised on cabriole legs terminating in spade feet over integral shoes. It retains a lovely old surface throughout, the patina particularly well-developed in the base and legs with an old refinish to the top, the finish glowing beautifully throughout from years of waxing.
Tidy, austere and free of any excess, this is a most attractive and useful period accent table.
Measurements: 27 3/4" H x 23 7/8" W x 23 5/8" D (top dimensions)
Hairline crack along the grain of the top; old scratch to top along with some sunfading variation from a round object that was probably on the top for a very long time blocking the sun; old plug through top of one leg securing it into the base; one cleat original and one cleat is replaced - both have some missing screws. Table top has an old refinish while the table pedestal and legs appear to have a much earlier finish with a lovely oxidized patina. A period (and likely original) clasp on the underside of the table top is adjusted slightly with a wedge from beneath to better clasp the head of the pedestal; the catch on the head of the pedestal is a modern replacement. Sturdy, stable and a very fine overall presentation.