18th century George II period mahogany antique silver table. This wonderful little side table dates from an early period of mahogany, characterised by the use of dense grained and well figured mahogany. This sort of mahogany is heavy to lift, strong and is often referred to as Cuban mahogany. This table is very well drawn and looks very fine when viewed first hand. The cabriole leg is slender and elegant and the narrow frieze is shaped to continue the line of the cabriole knee.
The top is made of a single sheet of mahogany. There is a lip around the top to help keep the silver from sliding off and the top joins the frieze in such a way as to make it look like a removable tray. This is a really inexpensive fine quality early mahogany table which must have been made for an important house indeed.
English circa 1750 £1800
20″ / 51cm deep
31″ / 76cm wide
29″ / 74cm high