London, South Kensington
21 May 2009
A GEORGE II SOLID YEWWOOD DROP-LEAF TABLE
The circular top on slightly cabriole legs with hoof feet
28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 53 in. (134.5 cm.) diameter; 17 in. (43 cm.) deep, closed
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Although a native wood to Great Britain, furniture made of solid yew is extremely rare and tends to have been used for furniture of rather unusual design or of the highest quality.
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