Regency Horseshoe Table

Mahogany Regency Horseshoe Table

c. 1810-1830

mahogany, brass, netting, fabric tape

H 2 5/8 in. | W 5 in. | D 3 5/8 in.
H 6.668 cm | W 12.7 cm | D 9.208 cm

Gift of the Eloise Kruger Charitable Trust

Also known as a Hunt Table, his horseshoe table represents a specialty table used for serving drinks. This design was an English form and was not found in the American colonies. When in use, the two leaves in the rear would be extended and the open ends placed in front of a fire. A curtain would be hung over the wire rod to protect the gentleman from the heat. White netting in the semi-circle of the table would hold biscuits, kept warm by the nearby fire, and the coasters held bottles that could be moved freely without damaging the tabletop.