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Antique English William IV Square Mahogany Tilt Top Dining Table circa 1835

An antique English William IV period square mahogany tilt top dining table circa 1835. This table stands upon a turned pedestal base and four outward oriented splay feet each having the original casters so the table may be easily moved as needed. The important aspect of this table is the excellent proportion between the scale of the top, the scale of the pedestal and the curve of the four legs that end with the correct and bold scale of the carved paw feet. This table is unusual that for its size it is a tilt top table with the original mechanism that when released allows the table top to be raised and stand against the wall or corner to be out of the way. Tilt top table (from small to large) became essential pieces of furniture in eighteenth and nineteenth century England as more and more people entertained at home and indulged in a variety of activities throughout the day. The versatility and usefulness of a table that could be moved around as well as closed to take up less space became quite obvious and their popularity soared. The size of this table ensures that four to eight persons may be seated around it to enjoy festive meals and conversation.

# CM244

DIMENSIONS

52.50" w x 53.00" d x 29.00" h

133.35cm w x 134.62cm d x 73.66cm h

$4,868.00

An antique English William IV period square mahogany tilt top dining table circa 1835. This table stands upon a turned pedestal base and four outward oriented splay feet each having the original casters so the table may be easily moved as needed. The important aspect of this table is the excellent proportion between the scale of the top, the scale of the pedestal and the curve of the four legs that end with the correct and bold scale of the carved paw feet. This table is unusual that for its size it is a tilt top table with the original mechanism that when released allows the table top to be raised and stand against the wall or corner to be out of the way. Tilt top table (from small to large) became essential pieces of furniture in eighteenth and nineteenth century England as more and more people entertained at home and indulged in a variety of activities throughout the day. The versatility and usefulness of a table that could be moved around as well as closed to take up less space became quite obvious and their popularity soared. The size of this table ensures that four to eight persons may be seated around it to enjoy festive meals and conversation.