Hand-carved circa 1830, during the Louis Philippe period, this tilt-top table from France has a gorgeous light brown tone with yellow accents that is typical of the lemonwood tree. The wood, which was initially imported from Central America, has some darker burl elements that make a fascinating veneer. Brown inlays of widely spaced and alternating rosettes and stars, set within a bordering ring, give the rim subtle embellishments. A much larger rosette, encircled by two more rings, graces the center of the circular top.
The top is mounted atop a thick baluster-form pedestal above a hexagonal knop with a cavetto cornice between two quarter-round moldings. A tripartite base with sinuous legs rests on small caster wheels, giving the versatile table high portability. Our beautiful Louis Philippe tilt-top table can be used as a center table in a foyer, or as an occasional table in a living room. When not in use, the top can be lifted to the upright position and stored where space is at a premium.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with age separations. Some light losses with old repairs and more recent restoration work. One of the locking bolts is missing (visible only when the table is upright), but it is stable when in the open position.