Catalogue No. 1474
This is a late 18th century (c.1790) mahogany demi-lune tea table. The table stands on square tapered legs, with the addition of two extra wing legs that when open support the top and make the table a very sturdy six legged oval table. The top and rails of the table are inlaid with boxwood and ebony banding. The top of the table also has a narrow cross-banding of lighter mahogany. When open the top forms an oval table which also has boxwood and ebony line inlay and a narrow band of cross-banding. The attention to detail and workmanship on this table is of an exceptional standard and an extravagant use of time has been taken in it's construction. An example of this are the legs, which have an inlaid stringing on all four leading edges (less quality tables will only have inlaid stringing to the front facing edges). The length of each leg on all sides is also edged at 90 degrees in a cross-banding of Kingwood. This would have taken many, many hours and demonstrates that attention to detail rather than time was the priority in this table's making.
Width and depth when open - 101cm x 92cm
101 x 46 x 75 cm (W x D x H)