George III Period Oak Table with Turned Legs and Drawer, England c.1785
George III period oak table with turned legs and a drawer from England c.1785. This handsome table combines both the professions, turning and joining, prevalent throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in England. All four of the legs and the three lower stretchers that join them were turned by hand on a lathe. The skill required to turn legs that had little to no variation took years to acquire and ensured a long term career in wood working. The joiner was the man actually responsible for taking the separate pieces of the table, legs, stretchers, sides, top et all and assembling them into a structurally sound and visually pleasing piece of furniture. Because the table has lived such a long life the signs of age are quite visible. The top has a lovely slope on the three boiards while the actual surface of the top shows age old rings from where various objects have left their marks. The single wide drawer extends from side to side and retains the original iron pulls. Please note how the sides of table beneath the top are more shallow than the front where the drawer is placed. As the table was originally designed and constructed to be seen from both the front and the sides the table is finished and polished all the way around.
WIDTH: 38 in | HEIGHT: 27 in | DEPTH: 26 in
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