Square Tea Table


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This is a perfect example of what tea tables made in Newport between 1740 and 1760 looked like: a simple rectangular top with raised molded edges, plain skirts, and cabriole legs of extreme delicacy terminating in pointed pad feet. The design is masterful in its elegant simplicity. Several dozen tables of this model survive today, their differences being only in the skill with which the legs were shaped.

Square Tea Table, Mahogany, white pine, American

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