An interesting little table
Recently, I attended a wedding at a prestigious old club in heart of the city. The building itself is a splendid example of Georgian architecture built in the very early part of the twentieth century. The interior spaces are a wonder. The architects and craftsmen who designed and built the place were very careful to maintain the authenticity of the replication, it appears to have been built “in the old ways”. One could truly imagine that he or she was in a club in the middle of London during the reign of one of “the Georges”.
The interior furnishings reflect the same dedication to the creation of a truly English feel. And, though I’ve seen the furniture on numerous occasions, I always marvel at the incredible beauty of most of the pieces. They are extraordinarily well done replicas of “very high” early to mid eighteenth century pieces. And, once in a while, a more “Jacobeanesque” piece turns up.
While in this crush of heavily embroidered fabric, I looked for a place to set my Rusty Nail (Drambuie and Scotch, for those of you not familiar with this delightful concoction) and came upon this little table (actually a pair of them). You’ll have to pardon the quality of the image, as the light was much lower than I would have liked:
The height of the table is about 27″, a little too high for most tavern tables. It’s a little too heavy to be considered a stand. The turnings remind me of Jacobean or W&M. The protective top is an obvious afterthought (probably someone on the maintenance staff). I’m going to ask Mr. Plane to weigh in on this subject. If anyone can give us some background, Jack can. By the way, if you’re a serious furniture maker, collector or aficionado, you need to be reading Jack’s blog. There’s nothing comparable. www.pegsandtails.wordpress.com
I’ve got a little nicely figured curly maple tucked away. Something based on this little number might be just the diversion I need. One can never have too many projects “in the works”. I can still see little bits of the shop floor, so, technically, it’s not full yet.