Tilt Top Tables Photos

In order to save space in small colonial houses, table tops were sometimes made to tilt to a vertical position atop a pedestal base so the unit could be shoved to a wall or corner.

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Oval lacquer folding table with oriental scene from Holland at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Tilt top table with scenes of bursting of "Mississippi Bubble" at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Chinese lacquered tilt top table in California period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Tilt-top table & Chinese cabinet in bedroom at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.
Oval lacquer folding table with oriental scene (c1700) from Holland at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Tilt top table (c1720) with scenes of bursting of "Mississippi Bubble" at Cabildo Museum. New Orleans, LA.Chinese lacquered tilt top table (c1770) in California period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.Tilt-top table & Chinese cabinet in bedroom at Brodie Castle. Brodie, Scotland.
Upstairs east chamber with cradle, fold-down hutch table & rope bed at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Tall clock, tilt table & desk at Noah Webster House. West Hartford, CT.Tilt table at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Tilt-top tripod tea table with sliding mechanism attrib. to Jedediah Dewey of Bennington, VT at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.
Upstairs east chamber with cradle, fold-down hutch table & rope bed at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.Tall clock, tilt table & desk at Noah Webster House. West Hartford, CT.Tilt table (18th C) at Phelps-Hathaway House. Suffield, CT.Tilt-top tripod tea table with sliding mechanism (1714-78) attrib. to Jedediah Dewey of Bennington, VT at Bennington Museum. Bennington, VT.
Secretary desk with chairs, tilt table & portraits at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Tilt-top table from Newport, RI & several New England chairs at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.High chest of drawers from Philadelphia plus early looking glasses, chairs & tilt-top table from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tilt-top tea table from Salem area with English New Hall China tea set at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Secretary desk with chairs, tilt table & portraits at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Tilt-top table (1760-70) from Newport, RI & several New England chairs (18th C) at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.High chest of drawers (c1760-70) from Philadelphia plus early looking glasses, chairs & tilt-top table from Pennsylvania at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Tilt-top tea table (c1770) from Salem area with English New Hall China tea set (1815) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
American parlor with tilt-top table from England & corner cupboard from Pennsylvania at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.


American parlor (1770-1800) with tilt-top table from England (1770-0) & corner cupboard (1800-10) from Pennsylvania at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC.



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