Tea Tables Photos

After tea was introduced to Europe and had become a luxury product, special tables were designed to hold teacups to serve to guests. The outer edge of such tables was scalloped to fit a line of cups. The role of the dedicated tea table shifted to parlor tables over time.

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Tea table & chairs in Massachusetts room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Mahogany tea table with scalloped projections to hold teacups from Boston, MA at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Side chair & tea table both from Boston, MA with silver tea service pieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tea table & chairs at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.
Tea table & chairs in Massachusetts room at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Mahogany tea table (1740-90) with scalloped projections to hold teacups from Boston, MA at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Side chair (c1765-85) & tea table (c1750-5) both from Boston, MA with silver tea service pieces at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tea table & chairs at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.
Tea table & fireplace at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Silver tea service & wooden table by Peter Carl Fabergé of Saint Petersburg, Russia at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Round tea table with chairs before corner china cabinet at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Upholstered rocking chair with tea table at Strong House. Windsor, CT.
Tea table & fireplace at Orchard House at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site. Colorado Springs, CO.Silver tea service & wooden table (c1900) by Peter Carl Fabergé of Saint Petersburg, Russia at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA.Round tea table with chairs before corner china cabinet at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Upholstered rocking chair with tea table at Strong House. Windsor, CT.
Tea table with chairs at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Fireplace, tea table, & Nutting murals in parlor at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.Round tea table with chairs & tea service at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Round tea table with tea service at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.
Tea table with chairs at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Fireplace, tea table, & Nutting murals in parlor at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.Round tea table with chairs & tea service at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Round tea table with tea service at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.
Newport Tea Table attrib. Goddard-Townshend shop was seized by one of Nathaniel Shaw's privateers during Revolutionary War at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT.Parlour at Tudor Place with tea table which belonged to Martha Washington. Washington, DC.Art Deco tea table fan-shape by Louis Sorel of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Living room tea table in Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home. Augusta, GA.
Newport Tea Table (c1775) attrib. Goddard-Townshend shop was seized by one of Nathaniel Shaw's privateers during Revolutionary War at Shaw Mansion. New London, CT.Parlour at Tudor Place with tea table which belonged to Martha Washington. Washington, DC.Art Deco tea table fan-shape (c1910) by Louis Sorel of Paris at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Living room tea table in Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home. Augusta, GA.
Celandine tea table by Gustav Stickley at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tea table & chair in Alcott parents' bedroom at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Tilt-top tea table from Salem area with English New Hall China tea set at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Fireplace, tea table & drop-leaf table in Paneled Room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.
Celandine tea table (c1900) by Gustav Stickley at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Tea table & chair in Alcott parents' bedroom at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Tilt-top tea table (c1770) from Salem area with English New Hall China tea set (1815) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Fireplace, tea table & drop-leaf table in Paneled Room at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.
Tea table in Paneled Room at Peacefield Old House. Quincy, MA.Tea table & chairs at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Floral pattern sofa & tea table in Mrs. Eastman's bedroom at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Informal room with tea table & Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Tea table in Paneled Room at Peacefield Old House. Quincy, MA.Tea table & chairs at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.Floral pattern sofa & tea table in Mrs. Eastman's bedroom at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Informal room with tea table & Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Informal room with tea table & Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Tea set in bedroom at Wheatland. Lancaster, PA.Portrait of Mrs. Samuel McCall, Sr. by Robert Feke over tea table in Queen Anne Suite at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Tea table in parlor of Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.
Informal room with tea table & Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.Tea set in bedroom at Wheatland. Lancaster, PA.Portrait of Mrs. Samuel McCall, Sr. (1746) by Robert Feke over tea table in Queen Anne Suite at Bayou Bend. Houston, TX.Tea table in parlor of Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.

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