A fabulous early English Cuban mahogany tilt top "Bird Cage” wine table that has that country house look. Circa 1810 with fabulous patina and depth of colour with tight patination grain to timbers.
During the 18th century the tripod table became one of the most popular forms. Developed from the smaller kettle or urn stands, the tops became larger in diameter and the columns taller and sturdier. They functioned as occasional, or ‘tea’ tables, and often featured elegantly shaped legs, terminating in either a ball and claw or a pad foot. They sometimes had a dished or ‘piecrust’ shaped top. The most common detail of the column would be a ring turning or a vase shaped stem, as in this example, dating from George II period 1810.
The natural look with quality Cuban mahogany timbers that was used at this time is evident here, as are the sturdy, well-balanced proportions. The finer examples from this early Georgian period often featured a ‘birdcage’ mechanism, as seen here, which allows the top to revolve on the base. It comprises two squares of wood, joined at the corners with turned columns, to which the long bearers under the table top are hinged; the top revolves freely on the top of the stem which slots right through the birdcage and is secured with a wedge. This beautiful example has wear related marks to table top. We can if required have the table top professionally stripped/polished to remove markings through our workshops at an extra cost of £80. We have left the table in original condition with a light wax treatment to bring out the graining of the timbers. Historic repairs to underside of table top which is common with furniture of this age. Does not detract from use or overall look of the table.
Height 73cm x Depth 79cm x 80cm width x 105cm with tilt table open to top.
As a genuine antique / vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.