11538 – A RECTANGULAR OAK SIDE TABLE WITH UNUSUAL CONICAL “LIGHTHOUSE” FORM LEGS

11538 A RECTANGULAR OAK SIDE TABLE WITH UNUSUAL CONICAL “LIGHTHOUSE” FORM LEGS English. Second Quarter Of The Nineteenth Century. Measurements: Width: 90 1/4″ (229.5 cm); Depth: 26 7/8″ (68.5 cm); Height: 37 3/4″ (96 cm).



Research
Of oak, veneered and solid, the top and frieze veneered onto mahogany. The rectangular top with molded edge rests upon a frieze containing a pair of drawers. The front legs of conical form with turned capitals and bases. The rear supports of rectangular pilaster form with molded plinths. With three drawers, drawer linings of mahogany. Minor repairs.

Provenance:
Burnham Yacht Club

This table, until recently, formed part of the contents of the Burnham Yacht Club.

The front legs were designed in a fashion to resemble the conical light houses that came into fashion in the early eighteenth century and were once a feature of particularly hazardous stretches of coastline, before the advent of modern navigation technology.

Research report available on request.


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