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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

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