Table: Miniature (Child's)

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Mid 19th Century
Miniature tilt top table, Pine or Elm? Round table top secured to 75 x 79mm x 20mm block wedged to a lathe turned body. Table tilts to vertical position from side of this block by means of two wooden axles secured on sides of block. Table secured in horizontal position by a rectangular piece of wood screwed at bottom which can be pivoted to slot into a housing gouged in the block. Turned leg is worked for 3/4 its length, the last section being hand fashioned by chisel. This last section houses the tripod arranged curved legs. Legs were secured by dovetail joint, now by steel fasteners driven into the old join. Legs rest on plain feet - "pad" or "club" foot. All wooden elements, bar the pivoting look, have been varnished. The table top has a split running the full diameter that has been repaired with angled nailing. One leg, near foot, has been screwed back on as had split along short grain. All legs have been secured by metal fasteners - some evidence that 2 of 3 legs have previously split away from the body. See EC1997.9 for matching chair.
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 360 x 285 x 285mm (14 3/16 x 11 1/4 x 11 1/4")
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"Belonged to Fenwick Family. Brought to NZ by Chris Fenwick on return from UK/Europe in 1947. Had been in UK on scholarship to British Thompson Houston Engineering. Collected from aunt Miss Amy Fenwick who had it as a child. Not used in NZ as too fragile.
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