The table in front of the bookcases in the living room is known as The Williamsburg Table -- it was made by The Kittinger Company under the auspices of Colonial Williamsburg. I'm not sure when but it is marked and it's a wonderful table. Solid mahogany, it has the birdcage mechanism that allows it to turn -- for in Colonial times, you would pour the tea and then turn the table so that your guest could pick it up!!!! It also has the "piecrust" edge and wonderful carved base and feet.
It was a Craig's list find in the city and I felt lucky to have found it especially at that price!!!
It was originally bought to serve as a tea table between the wing chairs in the living room. Folded so that the table was flat and against the wall so that it could be whisked out and used whenever needed -- without moving lamps and "things" off the top.
However . . . to have a table and not to be able to put things on it . . . . well, eventually, it was put to use as a table -- with just a lamp and another "thing" on it . . . and then . . .
It's a full blown tabletop!!!! With lamp still in place, a cloisonne ginger jar filled with forsythia, a plate, an Asian bowl on a couple of books and one of my Lamp Bergers.
The plate is not any plate -- but a gift from Daughter Sarah to commemorate our trip to the Chelsea Flower Show in May -- it's a 1981 souvenir plate from the show. What a thoughtful gift -- arriving at Linderhof just because she thought I might like it!
The bowl is a great Asian piece that I fill with potpourri -- rose in summer, orange and cinnamon and spice in winter months.
It's Tuesday and I'm joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday. It's always fun to visit with Marty and everyone else who has such pretty tabletops!