This is a so-called "Porringer Top Table" made of Walnut.  In its day in the late 1700s, it was used as a tea table.  Cups or candles could be placed on the rounded corners.  The legs are known as "Dutch Legs" and are turned off center on a lathe.  The diminutive ankles and feet add elegance and lightness.  The rounded edge of the table top is done by hand with a chisel and file.  The finish is oil and hand rubbed shellac.

 

For Sale: $950

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