Early 19th Century Mahogany Tricoteuse Occasional Table

GBP 2,250.00

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Object Description

An Extremely Elegant Early 19th Century, French Empire Period, Mahogany Tricoteuse Type Occasional Table, Having Extremely Well Figured Rectangular Galleried Top, Over One Drawer To Frieze With Later Brass Knobs, Raised On Elegant Lyre Design End Supports And Four Sabre Legs United By Cross Stretcher With Brass Ball Feet.

Tricoteuse is the French nickname for women who used to sit knitting whilst attending public executions during the French revolution and therefore it is natural that designs of table like this and similar which they used for making it easy to place their work without the worry of a fall damaging it is commonly known as a tricoteuse table. These tables can generally be found in a very wide range of sizes, qualities and wood finishes and this particular example is one of the better quality, nicer ones you will find.

Of course from a modern day living, practical perspective this makes a perfect little lamp table, or occasional table, with a nice steady top that can be used for placing items on with a lessened risk of them being knocked over, whilst also retaining real elegance and sophistication.

The quality of construction is good with nice decorative mahogany veneers in place which have aged nicely and now boast a good rich colour. The brass lyre ends are a nice touch and elevate the piece above many others. The brass knobs to the drawer are later additions but sit well on the table and overall the condition is very good with just a few old blemishes which have now blended into the surface as one would expect on an item of this age.

As with all items which we offer for sale this table has been inspected by and attended to in our workshops by our highly skilled, trained antique furniture restorers and received a natural wax polish before being placed on sale to ensure it is in its best possible condition and ready for immediate placement within the home.

Circa 1820.

Height 27.5in.
Width 18.5in.
Depth 13in.

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