Tea Table

Rörstrand, circa 1770

Faience, mahogany, giltbronze mounts.

Height: 77 cm (30.3 inch)
Width: 93 cm (36.6 inch)
Depth: 65 cm (25.6 inch) Ref No: 1877

A rare faience topped Rörstrand tea table. The dished, moulded and shaped rectangular top decorated with a harbour szene painted in shades of grey (grisaille painting), on an elegant mahogany stand, with a candleslide on each side, on square tapering legs. The faience top is in untouched, mint condition, without any restoration, which is extremely rare.

Tray tables were in common use in the 18th century, when drinking coffee, tea and cocoa became fashionable.