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Oval table, XF311, English, unknown maker, eighteenth century, mahogany and brass. ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly.

Oval table, English, unknown maker, eighteenth century, mahogany and brass

Museum number: XF311

Curatorial note

With reeded legs with square blocks at the top, plain tapered feet and brass castors.

This table was formerly undercarriage to Indian ivory table MGR2, it was removed when table restored by Spink restoration. It looks as if made as an undercarriage because the pegs come through top so they would visible from above; legs very finely made – could they be from another piece? But the wood seems to be the same. Brass brackets quite fine – they taper slightly. No sign of other fixings / glue on top of legs but pegs could have secured them to a different top. Screws include some that look early 19th C hand-cut. The legs with modern screw brackets to fix to underside of oval top; on castors (one castor missing – from Leg A) (Leg B has broken bracket fixing).


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk