Featured Interesting table I picked up at end of estate sate

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  1. Iowa Jayhawk

    Iowa Jayhawk Well-Known Member

    Not sure of the origin of this little table. I think its vintage as all the screws holding the base to the top are flat-blade screws with some age, but I could be wrong. Only paid $25.00 for it. I thought I knew furniture fairly well, but this one has me stumped. IMG_5187.JPG IMG_5188.JPG IMG_5188.JPG IMG_5189.JPG IMG_5190.JPG IMG_5191.JPG
     
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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    That screams English to me. Mid 19th or earlier bottle or tea table and a very nice thing too. Lovely marquetry.

    I'd like to see its beneath and feet pads.
     
  3. James Conrad

    James Conrad Well-Known Member

    Yeah! I think you did well for 25 bucks, the inlay helps A LOT i would say, ditto the carved apron. Very attractive.
     
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  4. Iowa Jayhawk

    Iowa Jayhawk Well-Known Member

    I was thinking English maybe myself. I was drawn to it because of the marquetry myself Here are a few shots of the underside. They had $150 on it to start and the sale was in a small town and the weather was bad. All three things in my favor. IMG_5192.JPG IMG_5193.JPG IMG_5194.JPG
     
  5. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

  6. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Wow a lovely table for so little! A real charmer with that inlay work.

    Is the top mahogany?
     
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  7. Iowa Jayhawk

    Iowa Jayhawk Well-Known Member

    Looks like mahogany and maybe other things as well.
     
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  8. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    When I see that inlay I always sway toward Italian work.
     
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  9. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It's good, that. You stole it.

    Top looks yew border, walnut with ebony stringing middle and perhaps birch for the paler parts, foot maybe elm.

    Original condition and for all brown stuff is out of fashion, very very saleable.
     
  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    If you're thinking Sorrento work, not in this instance. It's absolutely typical of Georgian English.
     
  11. Iowa Jayhawk

    Iowa Jayhawk Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your insights. The only English furniture I usually see is on the British Antiques Road Show.
     
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  12. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Great table for an even better price.
     
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  13. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    Maybe, but looking at that flounced skirt and the painted underside and method of attachment I'd say this was NOT typically Georgian English, far from it IMHO.
     
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  14. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

    I stumble over that round steel fixation middle piece.
     
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  15. Iowa Jayhawk

    Iowa Jayhawk Well-Known Member

    The only metal in the table is the screws holding the base to the top. It looks to me like it was probably stained and someone has refinished it. Still signs of stain in the recesses of the carvings.
     
  16. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing paint, just where someone has used stain or wax.
     
  17. Fid

    Fid Well-Known Member

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    so that's all wood ?
     
  18. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    No Georgian English cabinetmaker would laminate that column up, it would be solid - and as for "ebony stringing", well, the black you see is just filler or "gipe" used to fill the gaps in the inlay fits.
     
  19. Ghopper1924

    Ghopper1924 Well-Known Member

    The inlay is virtually identical to a 1940s coffee table top that I once had.
     
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  20. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I'm not seeing lamination.
     
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