This small mahogany table would have been used at the fireside, which would have been the warmest and best lit place in a drawing room in georgian times.
The sliding velvet covered back would have been raised to protect a lady’s face from the heat of the flames. A side drawer held the threads and needles for tapestry work. Alternatively with the back lowered,,the leather covered top (leather possibly later) can be tilted for reading or drawing as there is a built in ratchet, and a removeable narrow ledge to hold the book or paper. The sliding back can be lifted out completely if required and the table used for a lamp. (candleabra in early years). A very interesting and versatile table in good condition. 17″ wide x 14″ deep x 30″ high. price £395.