A George III hunt or social table,
Lot 573
A George III hunt or social table,
Sold for £2,056 (US$ 3,360) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George III hunt or social table,
the semi-circular open top with a dropleaf flap to each end united by a brass rail centred by a pivoting arm fitted with a mahogany bottle holder, with a pair of red papier-mâché coasters and incorporating a pair of brass wheels running on the leather lined interior table rim, on replacement square tapering legs to brass caps and castors, 224cm wide.

See illustration

Footnotes


  • Illustrated: The Book of Wine Antiques. (Butler R. and Walkling G.) Page 233, Plate 235.

    Commonly referred to as ‘Hunt Tables’, these were intended to sit around a fireplace, the decanters were protected from the heat by the curved shield, as the bottle travelled around the interior of the table, the drinkers sat facing the fire. Hepplewhite published a design in 1793 for a ‘Gentlemen’s Social Table’.
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