Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Almost the same but not quite

A William IV rosewood tea table, with hinged top enclosing a pale rosewood circular inlaid interior, on a baluster column, circular platform and carved paw feet.

A William IV rosewood folding card table, circa 1835.

Even though both tables are roughly from the same period and are made of roughly the same material, each strikes quite a different note.

Now playing: The Smiths - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
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Mrs. Blandings said...

Do you have a favorite?

HOBAC said...

Mrs B - definitely the latter.

little augury said...

I would love to see a set up like The Rope.la

Mrs. Blandings said...

Oh, good. I'm finally learning something.

Jill said...

The second is my favorte...the grain and patina are beautiful.