William IV Pollard Oak Table
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Quirky early 19th Century English burl oak circular table with richly grained solid burl top over turned and long leaf carved shaft over burl tri-corner base having two carved and rosette embellished feet and one silhouetted foot with traces of ebonizing. This charming table is interesting because it seems to have been made by a country furniture maker imitating the more fashionable high style Regency designers. The use of burl in the solid for the top is more typical of good country construction while the use of an 18th century mahogany shaft (presumably from a Sheraton or Hepplewhite bed) shows a canny knack of late Georgian recycling. The fact that only the two facing legs are fully carved and the rear left plain is reminiscent of the Italian carvers of alter sticks and other tripod devices, and could possibly indicate an Italian connection, but more than likely is evidence of economy of labor.
- Burl, Mahogany, Oak
Height 29 inches
Diameter 21.5 inches