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Philadelphia, PA



27-3/4 in x 20 in (dia)



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Condition Notes

Two feet have split apart along the grain at the ankle and are now reinforced by iron straps attached to the underside.  The top board of the box or birdcage has split at one side near the pintle.


Ex coll. H. Rodney Sharp


The tilt-top stand has a lathe-turned top with a rim at the edge.  The shaft is a column atop urn and reel turnings.  It stands on three cabriole legs ending in pointed plain feet on integral pad bases.  A box or birdcage, as it is popularly known, fits over the round tenon at the top end of the shaft.  The box, formed by two square blocks separated by four baluster-turned colonnettes, allows the table top to rotate and stand in an upward position.  The top attaches to the box by two cleats screwed into the underside.