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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY RECTANGULAR TRIPOD TABLE with a polished surface, featuring ornate, carved edges and a central pedestal. The pedestal has intricate detailing and splits into three curved, claw-foot legs at the base.

A Masterpiece of Functionality and Design: The Chippendale Tripod Table

This exquisite mahogany tripod table, reminiscent of Thomas Chippendale’s craftsmanship, features a rectangular solid top adorned with detailed carvings along the edges. It incorporates a birdcage tilt mechanism with an original brass spring catch, allowing for easy storage and versatile use. The table stands on a beautifully designed tripod base, with a fluted column and outswept cabriole legs embellished with acanthus ornamentation, ending in intricately carved pad feet. Measuring 70cm in height, 67cm in width, and 76cm in depth, this table offers both functionality and elegance, perfect for various uses from sitting to supporting a table lamp.

A Masterpiece of Function and Form

The beauty of this fine mahogany tripod table lies not only in its craftsmanship but also in its exceptional versatility. Designed in the manner of Thomas Chippendale, it embodies an elegance that transcends mere utility. The table’s birdcage tilt mechanism allows it to be easily adjusted or stored, transforming it from a functional item into a sculptural piece of art when not in use. I am particularly drawn to how it can serve multiple purposes, seamlessly transitioning from a corner’s sculptural elegance to the center of attention, ready to support anything from afternoon tea to a striking table lamp.

The Elegance of Adaptability

In the world of 18th-century furniture, adaptability is a luxury. This tripod table represents just that, with its ability to adjust to the needs of the moment. Whether tilted and placed in a corner as an elegant accent or brought into the living space for practical use, its design accommodates both aesthetic and functional needs. This versatility, combined with the table’s perfect height for sitting or supporting various items, makes it a cherished piece. Its adaptability is a testament to the forward-thinking design principles of its time, reflecting an understanding of the multifaceted roles furniture can play in our lives.

A Tribute to Chippendale’s Vision

The intricate details and functional elegance of this tripod table pay homage to the genius of Thomas Chippendale, one of the most revered furniture makers of the 18th century. The acanthus ornamentation and the fluted column speak to the opulent yet tasteful design elements that Chippendale’s works are known for. This table, with its blend of beauty and utility, reflects his vision of creating pieces that are both decorative and practical. It is this alignment with Chippendale’s ethos that makes the table not just a piece of furniture but a piece of history, enriching any space it occupies.

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY RECTANGULAR TRIPOD TABLE with a polished surface, featuring ornate, carved edges and a central pedestal. The pedestal has intricate detailing and splits into three curved, claw-foot legs at the base.

GEORGE III MAHOGANY RECTANGULAR TRIPOD TABLE

Stock Number: 7850

A fine mahogany tripod table, the rectangular top with carved detail to the edges, raised on original stretchers and birdcage tilt mechanism with the original brass spring catch. Raised on a tripod base with fluted column and outswept cabriole legs with acanthus ornament, terminating in pad feet. In the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Height 70cm, Width 67cm, Depth 76cm
  • Height: 70 cm (27.5 inches)
  • Width: 67 cm (26.5 inches)
  • Depth: 76 cm (30 inches)

£7,500

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  • Height: 70 cm (27.5 inches)
  • Width: 67 cm (26.5 inches)
  • Depth: 76 cm (30 inches)

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