Re: [MedievalSawdust] Chair Tables
- It has been. Barley Hall in York has a repro (as a folding table). You
can see it under the writing slope here:
Oh my. Stumbled across this while looking for the table - take a look at
the artist's conceptions further down the page.
James Winkler wrote:
> I tend to agree with Ulrich...
> Now, given that there are certain perspective issues with the Campin painting there are a couple of other clues... if you look at the settle that Mary is leaning against... the height of the back is roughly double the seat height (from the foot rest). Assuming a low seat height of 16" that would put the back at 32"... the table top is 'roughly' at the same level as the back of the settle... so, *if* a seat was present it looks like it would have to fit fairly close to the table top... and that would be a bit high... I can't see anything in the painting that suggests a seat lower than that.
> One other point... besides the legs being asymmetrical, take a look at the feet. It *appears* that they are also asymmetrical. Longer on the side the angle is on and truncated on the side Mary is on... this would suggest to me that what we're looking at is a 'tilt top' table that is designed to be placed against a wall when not in use (saving space)... but, like Ulrich, I'm not sure it's a 'chair table'...
> .. its still a darned cool piece though. Would look cool reproduced...
> I see the table legs are asymmetrical in their decoration, but I'm not
> sure if that's a chair table.
> > Check out this link:
> > http://www.peartree12.freeserve.co.uk/gallery/campin_merode.html<http://www.peartree12.freeserve.co.uk/gallery/campin_merode.html>
> > Campin is mid 15th C.
> > > Does anyone know of any pre-1600 examples,
> > > either pictures of extant pieces or period artwork?
- OKay!! I have a new project - ehem - after I build my Mary Rose chest, of course. I really like the construction of that table. Thanks, Johann.Dragano
Johann Friedrich <yahoo@...> wrote:
This page is the one I used as an inspiration for a settle table. I still
havn't built the real one, but my mock-up made from mdf, 1x pine, and some
pallet material has been used as a work table in my house for quite a few
months now. The documentation shows it to be from 1580
On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, Joseph Hayes wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm thinking about building a chair table (a chair with a back that
> pivots in the rear of the armrest to become a table).
> "Oak Furniture: The British Tradition" by Chinnery lists them in 16th
> century inventories, but only has pictures of 17th century versions.
> I'm doing this as a challenge from my Laurel, but who knows, it may
> turn into an A&S project. Does anyone know of any pre-1600 examples,
> either pictures of extant pieces or period artwork?
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