11441 AN INTERESTING PAIR OF SPIRAL TURNED SIDE TABLES OF ELEGANT NARROW PROPORTIONS Probably English. Second Half Of The Nineteenth Century. Measurements: Width: 46″ (116.6 cm) Height: 33 1/2″ (85 cm) Depth: 16″ (40.5 cm).
Of fruit or limewood. Each with replaced rectangular mottled scagliola tops. The gadrooned frieze rests between four spiral turned legs terminating in plain turned collar with square section above a tapering bulbous foot. Some arched iron brackets replaced. Possibly at one time ebonized. Small section of frieze molding replaced on both.
A UK West Country Collection.
These interesting tables rely almost entirely on spiral turned sections for their design. In this regard, their inspiration probably harks back to barley twist or Solomonic turned leg tables and candle stands of the seventeenth century, a type particularly associated with English furniture of the time, with a number of such pieces displayed in English museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum.
As such, they may be categorized as examples of the Antiquarian inspired pieces so prevalent during the Arts and Crafts period of the last quarter of the nineteenth century.