Folding or "Credence" Table

English, c.1645

Oak. Crisp, lively carving, contrasted by applied spindles and finished off with drop finials -- who could ask for anything more? Well, maybe the old, rich, dark color and patina. Not too many of these folding tables were made ("credence" is a Victorian misnomer). This is a nice one with an acceptable amount of restoration and priced accordingly. It'll draw your eye wherever you put it. Apron with carved arches, applied spindles and drop finials Hexagonal folding top with butterfly hinges Bobbin-turned legs, carved stretchers and boarded undertier Restorations: rails and outer stile of gate, lower table top pieced near hinge edge, undertier reinforced underneath, later drawer removed.

36" w x 18" d x 30-1/2" h folded, (36" d open)

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