A George II period mahogany scalloped top tripod table, mid 18th century, ca. 1740-1750.
The carved lobed edge one-piece top is supported on a birdcage, tapering fluted column and a tripod base terminating in pointed pad feet.
This fine antique tilt-top table, in lovely best quality mahogany, is in its original state and has acquired a lovely patina.
These rare Georgian lobed or scalloped tripods are often referred to as tea or supper tables.
The common assumption is that the lobes were carved to accommodate small china plates, normally a tea service.
Nb. This design is considerably rarer than a pie crust top.
Ralph Edwards CBE FSA illustrates a similar scalloped tilt top tripod with a date of 1750, in his ‘Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’, Country Life, Hamlyn publ, Fourth impression 1972, p. 528, illus. 6.
A similar table to ours on offer here is in the National Trust Museum, Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE.
Diameter: 29 ”
Stock ref: BHA 994