Picture This LXXVIII

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).

Geo_III_mahogany_hunt_table_c1780_01c_Nick_BrockFig. 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).

Geo_III_mahogany_hunt_table_c1780_01b_Nick_BrockFig. 2. With end leaves dropped and central leaf fitted… (Nick Brock)

Geo_III_mahogany_hunt_table_c1780_01a_Nick_BrockFig. 3. … it becomes a versatile table. (Nick Brock)

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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2 Responses to Picture This LXXVIII

  1. Mark Cass says:

    That looks like the one board – some top!


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