Middleton's Antiques is located in Liskeard, United Kingdom
19th Century Mahogany Library Table. Drum or Rent Table
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This is an extremely handsome and fine quality 19th Century Drum Table. It dates to about 1870. It is octagonal in form and has a strong architectural design, with no fussy details or embellishments to detract from this. The top is of solid well figured mahogany; and the frieze has 8 sides - 4 drawers alternating with 4 blind panels. The drawers - 2 deep and 2 short are of fine dovetailed construction and have polished mahogany linings. They retain their original brahma locks and brass escutcheons. Sadly no keys. They have never had handles but are opened by sliding the fingers under the lower mouldings of the drawers The central stem is beautifully designed with a cluster of pillar columns fitted at the interface of each of the 8 sides. A wide circular platform is fitted to the top of the stem with a central spindle. This supports the top of the table and allows it to rotate. A wedge fits through the spindle and can lock the top in position. The wide platform base is deep and heavy, and counterbalances the weight of the top really well. It has a veneered surface radially segmented into 8 sides. There are concealed brass castors below the base to allow the table to glide. I do not have a provenance for this table, but the quality and architectural merit of its design suggests that it may well have been made for a library, perhaps of one of the University Colleges, or as a centre piece for a large entrance hall.
Middleton's Antiques has clarified that the 19th Century Mahogany Library Table. Drum or Rent Table (LA359115) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 19th Century
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This 19th Century Mahogany Library Table. Drum or Rent Table is located in Liskeard, United Kingdom