Georgian Rosewood Tilt-Top Pedestal Table
This is a Georgian Rosewood Tilt-Top Pedestal Table with Dishtop over Bird Cage . The dishtop is also known as Pie ...
moreThis is a Georgian Rosewood Tilt-Top Pedestal Table with Dishtop over Bird Cage . The dishtop is also known as Pie Crust details as it is nicely carved into the wood. This antique replica table is constructed of one solid rosewood slab. There are no seams. It looks as beautiful when the top is tipped down and in use or in display when stored with the top tilted up. Most tables were in the parlor area, stowed up to show off the selected wood grain as guests would arrive.
When flowers or tea time was arranged, the table would be placed down and locked into position.
The top is a dishtop which was more costly to produce, as the entire top had to be turned. In this case the turnings have been done with manual power which gives it a more primitive butter look rather than being mechanically crisp. The table simulates the old look and it had me turn my head a few times, expecting it to be old.
The bird cage under the top is made to give support to the center of the table, for the slab is free flowing to turn around like a lazy Susan on the pedestal. This table likes being placed in a preferred position to provide even level ballast when turned. I placed soft tabs to help it be quite and snug when mechanically being adjusted.
The birdcage, is crafted with turned supports, peg and post. It tilts on a peg. The nice thing about rose wood is it is like steel and is great for mechanical parts.
The table was constructed with no power tools and the top is hand honed. The rosewood has a lovely wave to it, harvested from a grandfather tree close to twice the span in order to get such a dense selection. There are no markings of bark, softwood or worm holes in the wood.
The top lip is a feathered edging. This feathering is also skirted on the cabriole legs. The table closely matches the Chippendale design if you are looking for it.
The feet are "web clawed". All is in excellent condition, including its original wooden birdcage key and wedge for the table adjustments.
Stowed with the top high is 49"
Diameter of the table is 36 inches less
- 36ʺW × 36ʺD × 32ʺH
- Condition Notes
- Good - Moderate wear and tear, but still has good years left Good - Moderate wear and tear, but still has good years left less
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