What kind of table is this? And How Old?

Discussion in 'Furniture' started by Kingjoker, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Kingjoker

    Kingjoker Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your answers
     

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  2. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    Nice table! I like it. Can't help with ID, though.

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  3. lauragarnet

    lauragarnet Well-Known Member

    People will need measurements, because we can't tell the size from pictures.

    I'm assuming it's smallish, and it looks like what my great-grandma called a parlor table.
     
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  4. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    As I look at the closeups, I wonder if it isn't a married piece. The base seems out of proportionally large compared to the legs and the top.
     
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  5. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I usually think of things like this as a "stand" of some sort - candle stand, lamp stand, etc. But as Laura has said, size does matter.
     
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  6. Kingjoker

    Kingjoker Well-Known Member

    27 inches from bottom to top, and the square top is 24 inches across and the other side 17 inches across
     
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  7. lauragarnet

    lauragarnet Well-Known Member

    Here's an assortment from Google images using the term parlor table.
     
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  8. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I think its a tilt top table that lost its tilt mechanism somewhere along the line .
     
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  9. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    I would think this is a transitional (Federal to Empire) candle stand. I am torn as to whether or not the top is original to it or not. If not original, it is a quite old replacement.
     
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  10. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    I think it might be the original top because those holes seem to line up with the bottom , where I thought the tilting thing might have gone . The more I look at it the more I like it . I THINK it could be late 1700s - early 1800s . That's just a guess though .
     
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  11. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Looks to be a lovely fixed top candle stand with repairs still in need of some loving care!!!! I'm not good on guessing woods, but my rough guess would be about 1825. Could easily be earlier too......how old do the nail/screws in the top look? Do they line up with the cut-out squares in the underside? Not sure it's married, but also the underside bracing doesn't look like it had 'tilt-top' setup either.......just a couple of FYI's
    AND I LOVE the table.....faults and ALL!!!!:D:D:D:D

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