Tilt-top tea table
- Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- H. 29 in. (73.7 cm); Diam. 37 in. (94 cm)
- Credit Line:
- John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1918
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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.