A Rare 18th Century Lace Makers Table

Although deceptively small in size this rare lace-makers table is similar in design to its French counterparts of the same period, its pillow-tier (top) and bobbin-tier (middle) both galleried and graduated in size, while concealed beneath its top are two lighting slides which when in use would have had lace-makers-lamps clamped to them.

The two upper tiers are made of Birch – their galleries Ash, the laminated block constructed of Oak & Pine secured to its Birch octagonal column (in the same manner as Cornish lace-makers tables) with a threaded Oak nut, its chamfered legs with beautiful dark patina. 

This remarkable piece of vernacular furniture would appear to be a rare survivor from what was once a vibrant trade in Ripon Yorkshire.

Product features
  • English
  • Circa 1780
  • Max. Diameter 18"
  • Height 27"


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