London, South Kensington
27 June 2001
A hawthorn and oak circular table, French, 19th century
with tip up top and revolving trestle type base -- 41in. (104cm.) diameter
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Micro analysis by Dr. B. Cotton has confirmed the timber as hawthorn. The table would previously have been covered with material and in fact fragments are still visible on the outer edge where a nailed bentwood strip held the material into place.
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