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George II Adjustable Reading Stand In Mahogany

England, c,. 1740

The hinged top supported on a folding easel back, the front with a shaped ledge. A pair of swing-out candle stands below. The height adjusted with a sphere-handled "set-screw". Supported on a turned Doric column above 3 downswept legs to pointed pad feet, the junction of the legs to the column nicely scalloped.

Minimum h: 31 1/4" Top: 18 1/4" X 16"


See Regional Furniture, 2004, p. 41, for similar pieces offered by Potter, working in London, c. 1740.

A fine mid 18th C George II period mahogany adjustable reading stand, c1740

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