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Georgian Campaign Tripod Table

Reference
82587
Height
27 1/1" (71.09 cm)
Width
23 3/4" (60.3 cm)
Depth
23 3/4" (60.3 cm)
A mahogany, adjustable, Campaign Tripod Table.

This table is very interesting not only because it was made for travel but also for the flexibility of its use. The height of the table can be adjusted from a standard dining height to a lower coffee table height and the top will rotate.

The tilt top has a plain column that sits inside the turned column of the base. It is held in place by adjusting a thumb bolt which pushes a one inch section of the column tight against the top's column. This section was made simply by two fine saw cuts that run three quarters the length of the column. The top of the column has a brass collar, with the thumb bolt fitted to it, to add strength with a second brass column to the bottom.

The top has a brass catch to the underside to release it to tilt. The block underneath the top has a round brass fitting which is fixed to a corresponding fitting to the top's column by a thumb bolt. This allows the column to be removed from the top to pack easier. The three legs to the base will also fold for travel. They are each hinged to the base column with a tenon to the legs fitting into a mortice joint to the column. When the table is lifted they will fold. When in use, the weight of the table holds them in place.

This is a very interesting and unusual piece of campaign furniture and very practical for use. Early 19th Century.

The minimum the table can be set to is 19 3/4 inches (50cm). The maximum the height can be set to is 33 1/2 inches ( 85cm).

Height
27 1/1" (71.09 cm)
Width
23 3/4" (60.3 cm)
Depth
23 3/4" (60.3 cm)
Period
Early 19th Century
Medium
Mahogany
Origin
England
Style
Campaign Table
Exhibitions
The Salute
Condition
The original top to this tripod table parted company with the legs at some stage and this top, and its column are period replacements. The brass collar fitting to the top is original.