An Attractive Walnut & Mahogany Bobbin Turned Occasional Table c.1890-1900


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Object Description

The walnut bobbin table of good colour with a mahogany circular top supported by three bobbin-turned legs, surviving from last quarter of nineteenth century England.

Object History


Object Literature

This type of table is similar to a Gypsy table, which are small three legged tables, which are used for fortune telling and games of chance, though those usually have removable legs for travelling and are lower than this example. Popular from 1830s England, bobbin turning showcased the wood turning skills of craftsmen of the era.

Versatile and sculptural, and just perfect for your favourite lamp.

Object Condition

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. There has been a repair to the underside of the table with one of the strusts having a hairline but it is not effecting the table in any way. There are historic marks to the top, probably ink or wine, but all making for a characterful piece.

Object Details

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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