An elegant Georgian style mahogany 'Spider Leg' side table,
English or Scottish, 19th century.
Why we like it
We love the elegant simplicity of this table, the unusual thinness of its components, which lend this design a very delicate look.
A number of closely related side tables in mahogany, attributed to ‘The Dumfries House Cabinet-Maker’, possibly Thomas Chippendale, was supplied circa 1760 to Lord Dumfries at Dumfries House, Scotland. Thomas Chippendale also supplied ‘Two neat Mahogany Spider leg Tables of good wood’ to Sir Edwin Knatchbull for Mersham-le-Hatch in 1768. A further related table at The Vyne, Hampshire was described in the 1776 inventory as a ‘spider leg’ table (see R. Edwards, The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1964, p. 553, figs 18 & 19).
'Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall' by Christopher Gilbert, Vol II, p. 366, no. 460.
Georgian Style Spider Leg Table
Height: 28 in / 71 cm
Width: 26 in / 66 cm
Depth: 17.5 in / 44.5 cm