An English carved pie crust tripod table in mahogany.
George III, Chippendale period. Mid 18th century, circa 1760.
This fine antique table has a one piece, well-figured and patinated top, and is of excellent colour.
The top is raised on a ‘bird cage’ action, allowing the top to swivel and tilt.
The tapering baluster column has spiral carving, terminating in an elegant tripod with elongated ball and claw feet.
Nb. These rare Georgian tables are always superior when raised on a ‘bird cage’ support, with one piece tops, and come with the pie crust edge carved out of the solid, without any joints.
A useful tip is to ensure the top is approximately equal to the spread of the base. This will result in all important – correct for period – proportions.
See Arthur Negus ‘English Furniture’, 1969, p. 123, fig. 58, for a very similar pie crust which he dates to 1770.