A Georgian, mahogany Tea Table with removable legs for travel.
The hinged top of the table will double in size and is set on a pin so that it can twist to a 90 degree angle. In doing so, the opened top is supported by the boxed apron below. This box has a short drawer with swan neck handle, to either end. On each side of the drawers, to the middle, is a space. Some similar tables allow the removed legs to pack into these two spaces but the diameter of the legs are too wide to all fit in.
The turned legs are fitted with long steel bolts to fix them securely to the top. When the table is used with the top folded, two brass slide bolts either side of one drawer, lock the top to hold its position. This is a design of portable table that seems to have been made by a few different workshops and its practicality as a side, work and dining table shows why it would have been a popular piece of furniture. Early 19th Century.