Mahogany George III Tilt-top Supper Table

Mahogany George III Tilt-top Supper Table

c. 1740-1750

mahogany, brass

H 2 1/2 in. | D 2 1/8 in.
H 6.35 cm | D 5.398 cm  

Gift of the Eloise Kruger Charitable Trust

This tilt-top supper table is done in the style of Abraham Roentgen. Roentgen was born in Germany but earned his fame working in England where he was admired for his inventive use of mechanical fittings, fine marquetry work, and creatively hidden drawers.

The table contains eight carved plate holders surrounding a beautiful carved foliate design. A working brass latch holds the table in the horizontal position, and it can be tilted up and compactly stored in a room's corner when not in use.

Every centimeter of this table is a tribute to miniature artist Eric Pearson's carving skills; the center foliate design, plate holders, fluted pedestal, acanthus-carved knees on the cabriole legs, and ball and claw feet.