This type of table, peculiar to Cornwall, was usually used as a lamp or candle stand for cornish lace makers. This one has its original wonderfully worn blue paint on elm. Pedestal tables became increasingly popular in the 18th century and in order to get around the complicated construction of a cabriole leg being dovetailed into a pedestal, the coloumn is simply fixed to a circular slab platform on to which the three stool legs are wedged. Folk Art embodies this pragmatic and charming approach. Cornish, circa 1850.
Ref: English Country Furniture’ by David Knell, Antique collectors’ club, p251, figure 348 and 349 for similar.
Height: 63.5cm (25 inches)
Diameter: 34cm (13.5 inches)
Ref: SIDE TABLE 3