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Circular monopodium table, XF37 English, unknown maker, eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, beech leg and oak top, ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly.

Circular monopodium table, English, unknown maker, eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, beech leg and oak top

Height: 72cm
Diameter: 90cm

Museum number: XF37

Curatorial note

Consisting of a tripod pedestal with a turned baluster shaped stem, with mouldings to base and top, on three plain legs of a flattened cabriole form; the leg is beech and probably Soane period; it once supported a different top with a tilt mechanism; the current quarter sawn oak top is older and is attached to the leg using four screws of which three are hand-cut and probably early nineteenth century.

The leg and the top were probably put together by Soane and this piece is almost certainly the ‘round wainscot table’ in the front kitchen at the time of Soane’s death.1

1 When Sir John Summerson compiled his card index of the furniture in the 1950s this table remained in the ‘Scullery’ (the back kitchen).


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