Round Tea Table, Mahogany, American

Round Tea Table

Date:
ca. 1765
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Mahogany
Dimensions:
H. 27 1/2 in. (69.9 cm); Diam. 33 3/8 in. (84.8 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.115.31
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 719
The top of this table has been divided into eight alternating scalloped and straight edges from a single board of Caribbean mahogany, measuring over two-feet in diameter—a stylish and accommodating surface on which to serve tea. This example has exceptionally high knees and, on the pillar, an unusually flattened ball with carved leafage on a stippled ground. When not in use, the top is tilted upward and the tripod base can be positioned against a wall, or in the corner of a room.
Louis Guerineau Myers, New York, until 1925