English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70

Very Fine English Chippendale Period Highly Figured Mahogany Slipper Foot Tilt Top Tea Table, Third quarter of the 18th Century, c. 1750-70

Item # 110005LHP25

The grace of this piece is found in the highly figured top, a single solid plank of mahogany hand planed carefully to create a perfect smooth surface. A glowing deep patina shines through the years of waxed layers preserving the entire piece. Hand carved fully original cleats connect the top to the base, with four hand made screws that appear to be original, and two later replaced screws attaching the cleats to the original top. A replaced brass catch on the underside of the table top functions fully to secure the table in a resting postion; the shape of the original brass catch was circular, still evident as an impression around the current catch.

The pedestal tenons through the square base, with the letters "DL" still visible at the tenon and in photos below. These could possibly be a signature of the craftsman who designed this table. The pedestal is carefully turned shaft culminates in a vasiform baluster, the three legs locking into the shaft with tight dovetail joints. The cabriole leg form is tight and sprung, the table almost poised to leap; the lines curve down and terminate in sharp well formed oval slipper feet.

This is a fine piece for any home, working easily in any number of design scenarios. In the upward tilted position, it is ideal to bring beauty to that empty corner or fill a long wall with two chairs on either side. Naturally, it functions wonderfully as a tea table or common side table, bringing elegance to any collection of furnishings. In very fine condition, with a deep glowing patinated finish and in a well preserved state, this is an outstanding find for the collector and designer alike.

Measurements: Top measures 26 1/2" wide (along the grain) x 26" wide (across the grain - the 1/2" difference would be from shrinking across grains over time); 41 1/2" high in tilted position, 27" high in rested position; 22 1/2" distance between each slippered foot tip

Condition Report: Early finish with many later layers of wax, no distracting visual flaws - one slightly dimmer spot on wood, probably lightly sunbleached. Top and cleats are original. Most cleat screws original, a few replaced (particularly on left side cleat) as notable in the photos. Brass catch a period replacement using the exact same holes as the prior catch, one screw being somewhat loose; the brass receiver also appears to be replaced. Repairs to base where one leg joins shaft. Minor chips, dings or abrasions, none noteworthy. Structurally very strong and stable, though there is just very slight wiggle in the joints if you lift upward on the square head.

Item ID: 130401YYR22


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English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70

English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70
English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70
English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70
English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70
English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70
English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70
English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70
English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70
English Chippendale Tilting Tea Table or Candlestand, 18th Century, c. 1750-70

Very Fine English Chippendale Period Highly Figured Mahogany Slipper Foot Tilt Top Tea Table, Third quarter of the 18th Century, c. 1750-70

Item # 110005LHP25

The grace of this piece is found in the highly figured top, a single solid plank of mahogany hand planed carefully to create a perfect smooth surface. A glowing deep patina shines through the years of waxed layers preserving the entire piece. Hand carved fully original cleats connect the top to the base, with four hand made screws that appear to be original, and two later replaced screws attaching the cleats to the original top. A replaced brass catch on the underside of the table top functions fully to secure the table in a resting postion; the shape of the original brass catch was circular, still evident as an impression around the current catch.

The pedestal tenons through the square base, with the letters "DL" still visible at the tenon and in photos below. These could possibly be a signature of the craftsman who designed this table. The pedestal is carefully turned shaft culminates in a vasiform baluster, the three legs locking into the shaft with tight dovetail joints. The cabriole leg form is tight and sprung, the table almost poised to leap; the lines curve down and terminate in sharp well formed oval slipper feet.

This is a fine piece for any home, working easily in any number of design scenarios. In the upward tilted position, it is ideal to bring beauty to that empty corner or fill a long wall with two chairs on either side. Naturally, it functions wonderfully as a tea table or common side table, bringing elegance to any collection of furnishings. In very fine condition, with a deep glowing patinated finish and in a well preserved state, this is an outstanding find for the collector and designer alike.

Measurements: Top measures 26 1/2" wide (along the grain) x 26" wide (across the grain - the 1/2" difference would be from shrinking across grains over time); 41 1/2" high in tilted position, 27" high in rested position; 22 1/2" distance between each slippered foot tip

Condition Report: Early finish with many later layers of wax, no distracting visual flaws - one slightly dimmer spot on wood, probably lightly sunbleached. Top and cleats are original. Most cleat screws original, a few replaced (particularly on left side cleat) as notable in the photos. Brass catch a period replacement using the exact same holes as the prior catch, one screw being somewhat loose; the brass receiver also appears to be replaced. Repairs to base where one leg joins shaft. Minor chips, dings or abrasions, none noteworthy. Structurally very strong and stable, though there is just very slight wiggle in the joints if you lift upward on the square head.

Item ID: 130401YYR22


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