|Project by Colin||posted 05-15-2008 09:53 PM||2556 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
Unfortunately I didn’t make this table! This table was shown to me by a colleague who had inherited it from his mother who recently passed away. As you can see the top is split as are two of the sides. The table is made from either stained Lime or another wood suitable for chip carving. I am certain that the table is a considerable age because of the boiled animal glue that had been used and also the old style ( well rusted) panel pins used on the inside with corner blocks to help hold the sides in place. The sides are tongue and groove together, with the groove running the whole length of the sides.
The owners mother lived in England and seems to have owned the table for some considerable time. Anyway, my friend would like to know more about the origins of the table. Can anyone help? has anyone seen a table like this before?( I haven’t) Any thoughts as to the country of origin. The design is almost certainly chip carved by hand.
-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"