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Tea Table

Karsten Petersen Shop
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
HOA 27 3/4;HOA with top up: 44 1/2″ WOA 31 3/4; DOA 22 7/8;
Accession Number:
DESCRIPTION: Walnut tilt-top table; oval top; spiral or barley twisted pedestal; three legged base with snake-like feet; blind dovetail battens; handmade latch; one batten is stamped three times.
HISTORY: This table is said to have come from Vierling family (information from a Vierling Family descendant).

TABLE: Stylistically, it is unique when compared to other Moravian tilt top tables.

STYLE: Tilt top tables may also be known as tip-top tables. They were constructed so that they pivoted on hinges from a horizontal into a vertical position. This particular style of table also represents another response to the eighteenth century demand for tables that could be stored in a room without taking up space.

Credit Line:
Given in memory of Harrison Lassiter.