George II Mahogany single drop leaf table
A George II Period Mahogany single drop leaf side table, the rectangular top opening to reveal a large well, the drop leaf supported by both swing out legs on a double gate action, the cross grain frieze raised on turned legs with pad feet. Circa 1750
Attribution: Although tables of this sort, occasional tables, would have been made by a number of cabinetmakers throughout the United Kingdom, there are several strictly comparable examples by Alexander Peter of Edinburgh made for Dumfries House. This single drop leaf table may well be a typically Scottish model being called “bedroom table” in the bills from Peter to Lord Dumfries. Dumfries house is probably more famous as being the single largest intact commission executed by Thomas Chippendale.
Lit: See Dumfries House sale catalogue, July 2007, Vol.I, Lots 128 page 308 and others.