19th Century English Tilt Top Antique Table
We believe woodworking is an artistic endeavor, and this stunning 19th century antique oval tilt-top breakfast table fits that bill. Circa 1850, the craftsman created the piece to highlight the lovely walnut burl veneer, bookmatching the grains to create a dramatic symmetrical pattern. Stippling in the carved edge provides a deeper carving effect as well as added texture to the acanthus leaf and quatrefoil design. The base has four legs that come out of a center pedestal featuring carved acanthus leaves. The mechanism to rotate and latch the table is made out of handmade brass and steel. To keep the tabletop open and firmly supported when in use, the craftsman added a carved wooden brace. Finally, the feet sit upon casters for easy movement. Tilt-top tables were designed to be displayed as works of art when not in use. This antique table is the perfect match of beauty and functionality that we love to find!