A Charming Late 18th Century Elm Tea Table Having Superbly Figured Fold Over Top Retaining Excellent Warm Colour And Patina Raised On Square Tapering Legs.
This beautiful little table would most certainly have been made in the English countryside somewhere, by a keen, country woodworker trying to emulate the fine work of the exceptionally skilled cabinet maker craftsman, they had either seen, or heard about in the extremely well known workshops of the time located in the big cities.
The choice of elm used is really quite wonderful, with a highly decorative, figured pattern throughout, which also retains a wonderful warm colour and patina which has bene created over hundreds of years and is impossible to simulate.
In terms of the construction it is certainly sound and solid, if a little basic but that is one of the charming features of this beautiful piece that has no doubt got some fantastic stories to share from throughout its 250 years or so life.
It could be used in a while variety of places around the home for its original purpose as a tea table, or more likely just as a very elegant, attractive side or console table.
Height – 28.5in.
Width – 38in.
Depth – 18.5in.