Vintage Double Clover Leaf Quarter Sawn Oak Occasional Table
The graining in this piece is spectacular.
Popularized by cabinetmaker George Hepplewhite at the end of the 18th century, the style is typically characterized by light, slightly curved lines with graceful and slender proportions.
This table dates from the Victorian era, but is an excellent example of the older, Hepplewhite style.
This lovely vintage table features a trefoil (or clover leaf) top with a smaller cross-banded trefoil at the center through which all three legs pass.
Both the top and center "shelf" are ornamented with bands of brass domes giving the piece the appearance of a nail-head trim.
Some areas of this banding has loosened and pulled apart from the wood.
All three corners of both the table-top and middle are further ornamented with a languid, stylized honeysuckle motif.
Each of the three splayed legs tapers to the floor where they terminate in a continuation of the leg. They feature simple turned accents approximately 6-1/2" below the table top.
Finally, the table is finished with a simple oil varnish brings out the grain of the quarter sawn oak beautifully.
This type of wood is cut toward the heart of the log which affords it greater stability while showing a unique and decorative appearance.
The table exhibits some minor dings as well as a few areas of light surface scratching, though we are pleased to say that it remains in good vintage condition overall.
Measurements: Table is 29 1/4" tall, Table top is 25" (at widest point) wide and 1" deep, Lower shelf is 17 7/8" (at widest point) and 5/8" deep, Legs are 1 3/8" wide (at top) and 3/4" wide (at base) Weight: 14 lbs.
Item ID: 1661
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