Of highly figured dense timbers, and retaining its original full
width, top of rounded rectangular form raised on two wrythen- and
ring-turned pedestal standards, each standard with four reeded
downswept legs ending in the original brass caps and casters; with
three leaves, one leaf possibly later but well matched in grain and
additional rails support system for extended length use;
accompanied by a 1984 receipt from Michael Foster, London
Condition : Good rich color and figuration; scratches, nicks and
scuffs appropriate to age and usage;
one leaf with stable age crack; otherwise excellent
note regarding Georgian pedestal dining tables :
The pedestal table
followed the D-ended table (with multiple legs) about 1790, thereby
ending the difficulty of seating around legs. During the
Regency period, the frieze was added around the edge, again impeding
knee placement. During the late Regency period, the knees
became a bit overly prominent. As a "true
Georgian table", this form with the clean edge and simple downswept
legs had a very short period of manufacture.
It's popularity is
such that this form is much reproduced, much assembled,
and more often than
not altered. In addition many have been cut down from the
either to fit smaller mid-20th
century dining room --
or to eliminate edge damage.
This table has not
suffered from any alteration of form.
One leaf is larger
and likely later; however, the timber and grain is very well matched,
have been trying to purchase such a table (in this country) for 7
I am told by those who have long specialized in Georgian tables
that perhaps as few as 10% of the period dining tables offered today
are without alterations, the most common being a change of pedestals.
28" High x 66" Long (without leaves) x 53" Wide
Two leaves, 24"; one leaf, 27"
(extends to 141" Long)