A fine William IV rosewood tilt-top breakfast table, or 'loo table', c1835

 

The finely figured rosewood circular tilt-top with moulded edge, above a lotus carved column and circular radially veneered rosewood platform base with boldly carved lions paw feet on brass castors.
Circa 1835

Measuring 77.5 cm in height, 129.5 cm in diameter (30 1/2 inches x 51 inches)

A fine William IV rosewood tilt-top breakfast table, or 'loo table', c1835

C$7,450.00Price
  • Known as a "loo table" after the popular 17th century card game Lanterloo. By the turn of the 18th century, it was England's most popular card game and a favourite pastime of the aristocracy.

    Early 18th century loo tables are identified by their circular top with hinged-and-snap-lock mechanism fitted to a pedestal base, so that the table to easily be stored against a drawing room wall when not in play.

    This particular rosewood loo table was produced by the firm known to stamp the block table base with the phrase "IMPROV'D. CIRCULAR. LOO. TABLE.".

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