About the dealer

Open by appointment and at fairs (see also under The Edenbridge Galleries, Edenbridge, Kent)

About the object

A very well matched pair of 18th century mahogany bedside night
tables, or tray top commodes, having superbly figured tops
with shaped galleries above unusual open cavities and converted
drawers raised on elegant square chamfered legs.

(These are a great example of the stereotypical Georgian bedside night
table. At some point in their history they have been matched together and
into a pair, which is extremely common due to the demand for matching
tables either side of a bed, yet the relative scarcity and therefore extremely
high value of most true pairs that can be found on the market. The differences
on these examples are extremely minor compared to most that we have seen,
with just a couple of slightly different mouldings and the brass handles for the
pull out drawers at a slightly different height on each table. 

They continue to prove an extremely popular option for bedside tables 
due to their relative sturdiness (especially when compared to various other 
bedside options), the storage they are able to offer and the tray 
type tops which make it much less likely items perched on top 
will get knocked over.)

Circa 1760

Height - 30.5in
Width - 24in
Depth - 19in

Stock number

7699-8182