Jan & John Maggs

Antiques and Art

Gothic style oak credence table

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A handsome joined folding table with a single drawer. When folded, it has a shallow triangular form, and when its single swinging leg is extended, half of the tabletop swings back and is supported by it, producing an attractive eight-sided table. The legs are pleasingly turned; they are joined at the top by decorative arches and below, above the small turned feet, by shaped rails. The drawer front and the side rails are reeded, as are the lower rails.

Suspecting that this was a later copy of a period original, we searched for the source. A strikingly similar table is found on page 304 of Victor Chinnery’s Oak Furniture: The British Tradition, published in 1979. (See the image at the bottom of this page.) We believe this table to be a bench-made copy (i.e., not a commercial product) and that the maker may have consulted Chinnery’s book . Of course, the maker and Chinnery may both have seen the table in a collection, but in either case, the result is impressive and may be had for a fraction of the cost of the original.

English, mid-20th century

Top, closed: 12” X 30 ¼”; Top, open: 30 ¼” X 24 ½”; Height: 28”

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Inventory #25817

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