A Regency Period Centre Pillar Tea Table
A Regency period tea table. Made from well figured Cuban mahogany and of excellent quality, the table is attributed to Gillow. The top has curl veneers and the frieze has a yew wood panel with applied bead mouldings. Such is the overall quality, the reverse of the frieze is also veneered. The table has a spiral column and four elegant splay legs that all retain their original decorative casters (note should be made of the fact that the four splay base is not too wide so the legs do not get in the way when it is being used as a dining table). When the top opens it then revolves to give you a square table with highly figured tops. The highly decorative mahogany on the interior leaves retain the original colour as it would have been when made in the early 19th century. When closed shut, the colour on the top is excellent.