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9319 A Satinwood Tripod Table

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This pretty late 18th century small tripod table has a rectangular veneered top, the veneer being West Indian satinwood laid on mahogany, and with a narrow crossbanding of tulipwood.  The base of the table is solid satinwood and comprises an 'umbrella' moulded tripod supporting a slender vase-turned column.

Satinwood is among the most elegant and prized cabinet timbers used in the 18th century, being very hard and dense, but with a delightful pale golden-yellow hue.  It was seldom used 'in the solid' because its value in the 18th century was considerable.

A noteworthy feature of this table is that the edge of the top is bevelled on its underside.  This makes the top appear to be very thin, whereas it really is sufficiently solid to do its job properly.  It is a feature only noted on the highest quality London-made furniture during the closing years of the 18th century.

Date: c.1790

Dimensions: 17.2" x 12.3" x 27.9", 43.6 x 31.2 x 71 cm. (L x D x H)

Price: UK customers £1,950, US customers $2,635, Euro customers €2,245, Australian customers $3,415

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