NC Tilt Top Table

NC Tilt Top Table

This beautiful, North Carolina tilt top is in excellent condition. The bird cage allows the top to spin which helped with serving. What really sets this table apart is the bird cage. Look closely, the two enclosed sides have quatrefoils cut into them. This small detail is a real plus. Furthermore, when the top is up one can see the original wrought iron catch which is still in working order. Upon further examination, the back plate is in the shape of a tombstone. The Queen Anne feet and legs are in great condition with no damage. There is a “number” incised under the table top which is a good indication that this table was in a museum collection at one point. Overall the table is made out of mahogany. The birdcage is made out of walnut. Between the wood and the style of the bird cage, we have attributed it to North Carolina. It is similar to ones in John Bivins’ book The Furniture of Coastal North Carolina, 1700-1820. It is 27 ¾” tall and 30 ¾” by 31 ¼” in diameter. Attributed to North Carolina. Circa 1790.

Please note that this table was very difficult to photograph.  Many of the pictures it is lighter than it actually is, especially the top.

 

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