Good George III Mahogany "Spider Leg Table"

England, c1765




Of heavy timbers, the rectangular top comprised of two wide single planks,

one a drop-leaf, over a corner-shaped frieze raised on slender turned legs and incurving

front stretchers connected by blocks and ending in pad feet

This unique form represents the last of the gateleg tables produced during the first half

of the 18th century, their particular quality deemed fine enough for drawing room use. 

The single planks on the top demanded fine and large pieces of timber. 

The unique "ox-bow" stretchers were designed to accommodate a sitter's knees. 


A nearly identical table is illustrated :

MacQuoid & Edwards, Dictionary of English Furniture, 1927 Edition, Vol. III,

"Gate-Leg Tables", Fig. 24, one of three from the Tudor house, The Vyne*,

with discussion p. 230. The presented table differs only in the annnulated knops above the feet,

the illustrated table having only slight swellings.

*(Built in the early 1500's by Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, subsequently with the Chute family)


See below the listing for a slightly smaller spider-leg table, Vernay & Jussel, Inc., Dec. 1979


This is a sturdy form of the “spider leg table” – not to be confused with the

many lighter spider-leg tables reproduced in the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Provenance : A Connecticut Historical Society


Condition : Excellent; minor repairs to the blocks with original pieces


27.5" High x 36" Wide x 35" Deep (open)


Price : Please Inquire 












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Good George III Mahogany Gate-leg "Spider Leg" Table, England, c1765