Mid 19th Century Mahogany Miniature Centre Table

GBP 1,450.00

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Object Description

An Exceptional Quality Mid 19th Century Mahogany Miniature Centre Table, Having Superbly Figured Circular Tilting Top, Over Elegant Carved Central Column And Triform Plateau Base, With Carved Scrolling Feet.

There is often debate as to the original purpose regarding many items of miniature furniture, with some people believing them to be “apprentice pieces”.

This was when an aspiring craftsmen who was seeking work at an established cabinet making workshop would create something to showcase his talents.

Many others believe that they were made as “salesman’s sample pieces” which was when scale models of a workshop’s output were made in advance of a road trip, during which the salesman used these models to present to prospective clients and take orders based on their designs.

These miniature centre tables come in many different shapes, sizes, qualities and designs and were nearly always created as salesman’s sample pieces, i.e. scale models of bigger versions.

This particular one has been constructed from excellent quality and superbly figured mahogany, and has elaborate carved decoration which really adds to the elegance of the piece.

Circa 1840.

Height – 9.75in.
Diameter – 12in.

Object Details

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+44 (0)1525 719300
+44 (0)7801 428701

Dealer Location

PO Box 813
MK45 9AW

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