Hunt tables were conceived for the singular purpose of dispensing drinks at hunt meetings, balls and other social events enjoyed by the haut monde (fig. 1).
Fig. 1. “Bar’s open!” George III mahogany hunt table, circa 1780. (Nick Brock)
However, with a central infill leaf, they can double as a console or serving table (figs. 2 & 3).
Fig. 2. With end leaves dropped and central leaf fitted… (Nick Brock)
Fig. 3. … it becomes a versatile table. (Nick Brock)
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