Elephantiques are a family run business based in the old school house, Halifax, just a stone's throw away from the grade 1 listed Piece Hall.

We buy and sell early oak furniture

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An Early18th Century Chair / Table

  • £892.00
  • Ex Tax: £892.00
  • Product Code: Chair table
  • Availability: In Stock

Early 18th Century Oak Metamorphic Chair Table.Measuring approximately 49" x 24" x 20" ( total height, width x depth)With a seat height of 15" and a table diameter of 30.5"A rare and interesting piece with stunning patina to the beautifully figured round top which pivots on two pegs forming either a table top or back rest for a chair.'Even in very great houses in the middle ages and later it ..

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Early 18th Century Oak Metamorphic Chair Table.


Measuring approximately 49" x 24" x 20" ( total height, width x depth)

With a seat height of 15" and a table diameter of 30.5"


A rare and interesting piece with stunning patina to the beautifully figured round top which pivots on two pegs forming either a table top or back rest for a chair.


'Even in very great houses in the middle ages and later it was common for household officials and retainers to be assigned only one room for their living quarters or at best a pair of rooms which consisted of parlour and bed chamber. Like wise in small private houses, especially in towns, rooms for everyday living were often very small and it was imperative to make efficient use of the space available. It was doubtless under conditions such as these that the idea of a 'chair table' was conceived whereby the table could serve for use as a small private meals and afterwards the top could fold back to accomodate a guest in conversation or the master of the house for his pipe of tabacco' (page 214. 'Oak Furniture, the British Tradition', Victor Chinnery)


The box seat has carved lunette frieze, an unusual serpentine lozenge panel to each side and opens to allow storage space.


Old repairs and wear commensurate with age.



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