18C British Mahogany Pie Crust Tilt-top Tea Table

18C British Mahogany Pie Crust Tilt-top Tea Table.

PRESENTING AN ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS 18th Century…..George III………English Mahogany Pie Crust Tilt-top Tea Table.
The natural Patina on this table is simply lovely.

Made circa 1760-1780….beautifully hand carved.

The table top consists of one piece of mahogany with a gorgeous original pie crust edging. It sits on a tilt-top mechanism attached to a pedestal base.

The fluted central pedestal column id beautifully carved extending to a tripod base consisting of 3 ornately carved acanthus knees ending in a ball and claw foot.


There are many different styles of 18th century furniture; the era represents the golden age of cabinet making. Furniture artisans were trained in the construction of sophisticated designs that are highly-finished. However, the styles during this time are widely divergent.

The 18th century styles include William and Mary, Queen Anne, Georgian, Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Sheraton, and Adam. France influenced the first half of the 18th century designs while England led the second half. It saw a great deal of influence from the English cabinet makers and many of the styles overlap

Georgian style lasted nearly 100 years (1714 to 1801) and is named for King George I, George II, and George III of Britain. Georgian furniture replaced walnut with mahogany as its wood of choice due to its durability.

Influenced by the art and architecture of Italy, early Georgian furniture incorporated decorative pediments, masks, and sphinxes. Three important designers are distinguished during this Golden Age of Furniture: Chippendale, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton. Common pieces of furniture are side tables with marble tops, chairs with shell shaped backs, and furniture legs with fish-scale scrolls.

Thomas Chippendale became popular after he published ”The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director,’ a guide for furniture construction. The finest Chippendale pieces were made from mahogany, while less expensive furniture was made from walnut, cherry, or maple. Chairs typically had cabriole-style front legs ending in a ball and claw foot and straight back legs. They featured straight backs with a yoke shaped top and a center splat with detailed cut out designs. Settees, stools, and chairs were upholstered in fine fabrics.

Link: https://study.com/academy/lesson/18th-century-english-furniture-history-styles.html

18C British Mahogany Pie Crust Tilt-top Tea Table.

Provenance: From a Dallas Private Collection.

Dimensions: Table Top Up: 48.25″ tall, 36″ Wide and 27″ Deep
Table Top Down: 27.75″ tall with a Diameter of 36″.

Condition: Very Good. Normal wear and tear from a piece of this age. At some stage, the tilt-top support underneath the top, has been professionally restored. The central support ‘box’ was reworked and widened. The 2 support brackets underneath the table top have been moved to accommodate the larger central support. The piece now has working 2 brass latches, as opposed to the original one. All in all, we are of the opinion that whilst this restoration work slightly affects the originality of the piece, it in no way adversely affects the pieces original beauty and functionality. If anything these restoration works make the piece much more stable and therefore much more useable and practical.


18C British Mahogany Pie Crust Tilt-top Tea Table

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