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Lovely Early 19th Century Solid Yew Wood Side Table c. 1830

A rare and very beautiful Georgian tilt top side table with an excellent colour
c. 1830
Width is 27 inches, depth is 26.5 inches and height when top is in down position is 30 inches.

Height when top in open position in 44 inches.

For metric please multiply by 2.5
Full Description
A rare and very beautiful Georgian tilt top side table with an excellent colour to the solid yew boarded top, and with the original solid yew wood ring turned column having arched and attractively scalloped tripartite legs terminating in gently scrolled supports.

Yew is an attractive slow growing English hardwood - traditionally grown in Church grounds - and the trees can live for 900 years. These trees were rarely felled and early yew wood furniture is therefore only occasionally found. The wood when cut and polished has a beautiful warm colour similar to walnut but with flashes of pale creams and dark browns. The slow growing nature of the tree makes the wood densely grained, very hard and heavy.

The table has very good natural patination, is surprisingly heavy for size, sturdy and robust, usable. There is old long dead worm holes to the brackets beneath the table and here and there on the legs. There are some very old marks to the top and cracks and knot holes to one of the five top boards - stable and old and not going anywhere.

Minor marks, dings and bruises consistent with age and use but nothing unusual or of concern and all adding to the charm and character of this lovely useful table.