A Very Well Matched Pair Of 18th Century Mahogany Bedside Night Tables, Or Tray Top Commodes, Having Superbly Figured Tops With Shaped Galleries Above Unusual Open Cavities And Converted Drawers Raised On Elegant Square Chamfered Legs.
These are a great example of the stereotypical Georgian bedside night table. At some point in their history they have been matched together and into a pair, which is extremely common due to a relentless demand over any years for matching tables either side of a bed in combination to the relative scarcity and therefore extremely high price of any true pairs that can be found on the market.
The differences between these two are exceptionally minor compared to most that we have seen over the years, with just a couple of slightly different mouldings and the brass handles for the pull out drawers at a slightly different height on each table.
They continue to prove an extremely popular option for bedside tables due to their relative sturdiness, especially when compared to various other bedside options, the storage they are able to offer and the tray type tops which make it much less likely items perched on top will get knocked over.