Scottish Tilt Top Table
“Look at the legs!” was the first thought that leapt to mind when this table is seen for the first time. Made out of solid mahogany, this table is impossible to forget. The top is all one board and is 35 5/8” in diameter and 27 5/8” tall when closed. It has a bird cage and this allows it to spin. If one looks closely at the pictures you can see all kinds of marks on the underside that help prove the top is original to the base too. However, it is the legs that steal the show. The top of the knees have acanthus leaf carvings but under the legs the scroll work is pierced all the way through. This is an incredibly rare detail that shows an astonishing level of skill. Lastly, the finish is very good. It has a warmth that many people crave. This table does bare some striking similarities to ones made in Edenton, NC. However, it is not American. It is most likely Scottish. Circa 1775.
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