An Attractive Mahogany Bobbin Turned Tilt-Top Tripod Table c.1890

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Origin: English
Period: Late Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1890-1900
Height: 26.5”
Width: 22.25”
Depth: 16.5” (all at top when in use)

The mahogany tilt-top tripod table of good colour having a rectangular top with canted corners to a well turned bobbin column and down swept feet, surviving from last quarter of nineteenth century England.

The table is structurally sound and stable, with the expected surface wear with a good amount of deep colour and patination to the top and to the bobbin turnings at their extremities. It appears to have been re-polished at some stage in its life. The tilt-top action is original and in working order. The original iron rivet to the base of the column is also in tact. There is a little sloping to the top but it doesn’t affect using it on a daily basis.

Popular from 1830s England, bobbin turning showcased the wood turning skills of craftsmen of the era.

A useful, versatile and sculptural table.

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