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George III period oak drop leaf table with a drawer from England c.1790
George III period oak drop leaf table with a drawer from England c.1790. This handsome 18th century table is as useful as it was when first constructed over 200 years ago.
The versatility of this table is such that it may be used with both leaves fully up and legs extended in order to eat or work upon or set against a wall or sofa with one or both legs dropped (only 18″ deep when both leaves down). The robust quality of the oak timber contributes to the overall appeal while the addition of a drawer at one end adds to its functionality. There are eight fully turned barley twist legs that support the table top. The distinctive profile of the legs gained its name after the shape of the twist seen on a penny bag of barley sugar candy. Each leg was hand turned upon a lathe to create the spiral shape and the skill of the turner remains evident in the uniform quality of all eight legs. The thick top with its three sections also testifies to the age of the table and the slight cupping and variegated surface adds to the table’s desirability.