W 17in D 16.25in H 21.5in W 43.18cm D 41.28cm H 54.61cm
In the mid-1700s and again one hundred years later, the naturalistic ornament of the rococo style was fashionable in American homes. The inspiration for this Hickory Chair table is a 19th-century triangular-shape salver beneath an 18th-century copper teakettle and stand in the Blackwell Parlor at Winterthur Museum. The scalloped and lobed rim encloses low-relief designs of foliate scrolls, a diamond-and-star pattern, and asymmetrical cartouches, fancy enough for the teakettle to be displayed in a parlor even when not in use. The curvaceous top of the table echoes the outline of the teakettle salver. The result is a charming form. Oxford finish with Antique Bronze standard.