27 May 1999
AN OAK FOLDING TABLE
South Yorkshire, late 17th Century
With a canted moulded hinged top and triangular base with moulded friezes, on turned and block legs joined by moulded square section stretchers, on ball feet, the reverse with scroll-carved frieze and spindle-galleried gate
31 in. (80 cm.) high; 38 in. (98 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep
Judge Irwin Untermyer.
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Y. Hackenbroch (ed.), English Furniture, with some furniture of other Countries in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, Thames and Hudson, 1958, pl. 184.
These tables are sometimes refered to as credence tables, which refers to the table by an altar for storing the host and communion wine before consecration. Many such tables have a semi-circular top.
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