Tilt-top tea table


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 722

Types of furniture associated with social interactions—especially the serving and drinking of tea—were indispensable components of fashionable parlors during the second half of the eighteenth century. Tilt-top tea tables, featuring a single pillar supported by three legs, could be placed against a wall for storage when their tops were tilted to a vertical position.

Tilt-top tea table, Mahogany, American

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