My New Antique English Drop Leaf Table

8.26.2016

After touring the show house in Cashiers, NC last Saturday we went shopping. There were several antique shops, but the prices were a lot more than I was willing to spend. This area is a very high end community so the prices reflected that in the shops. So after looking at all the pretties I went to my favorite antique store on Monday. Shirley and her husband were staying in Atlanta after leaving my house since her hubby had business in Atlanta. After he finished she met me at the antique store and we looked around. I wasn't even looking for anything special, but came across three different end tables that were a possibility to use next to Mr. Savvy's chair in the great room in place of the round French table that is there now. I'm afraid he is going to mess up the top of it. I chose my favorite table, which was at a really good price especially after seeing the super inflated prices out of town, and took it home.

Only problem is after getting it home it didn't fit well next to his chair so it was on to plan B.

I had placed my drum table in here when the furniture shuffle was taking place, but this table needed to go somewhere and it works well here. So the drum table moved up to a guest room. Yep, more shuffling.

The name of the maker was inside the drawer. The seller of this listed the info on the sale tag that this company was in business from the 1800's to 1947.

It's in very good condition with a few chips which would be expected from and old piece. Both of the drop leaf levers function well.

Of course after placing this table in its new home I had to dress it up. I picked up the bird's nest fern and pot in Cashiers in a cute garden shop. Now she had good prices. I hope I don't kill the plant.







This morning's view.
 It's going to be a bright, sunny and hot day.

Wishing y'all a fabulous weekend!

27 comments:

  1. It's a beauty...and such a great price and I think it was meant to be in your sitting room!!! Love it!

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  2. Very pretty! It goes so well with the rest of the room.
    Hot here too! They call it a "canicule" in French. It always made me thing of the "dog days of summer," because canicule sounds like canine. So I finally looked it up and it's no coincidence! But it has to do with the constellation Sirius, which is known as the Big Dog, and is lined up with the sunrise and sunset in late August. Far from my imagination of dogs too hot to budge.

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  3. What a pretty sofa table, and a great find. The firm Frederick Tibbenham Ltd was established in 1904, so it is most likely an Edwardian piece, he was born in 1884, which is maybe where the company selling it was slightly misleading. But it doesn't matter, it's very pretty and looks fantastic!

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  4. Kim, love all your inspirational posts! There is a shop in Monroe, Georgia that has tons of the things that you like! Davis Street Antiques has awesome things!

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  5. Your table is charming and I like the way you style it ♥

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  6. I love the table and your post! I also love the vignette you have arranged on it as well. Can you tell me what you have filled the little silver pitcher with? It sort of looks like feathers, but then again, I'm not sure. You always inspire me! Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas with us!

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    1. Karen, yes, it is little guinea hen feathers. Thanks

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  7. The new table looks like it has always been right where you put it! The room looks amazing!!! Great find! Charming in that room.

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  8. I love the table! I could get in big trouble if I went shopping with you and Shirley! We like so many of the same things. Sheila

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  9. You are such a great shuffler!

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  10. Kim, yet another wonderful post! I also live in metro Atlanta - do you mind sharing the name of your favorite antique shop?

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    1. The Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta. They have lots of cute booths with things I love.

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  11. It really is such a beautiful table and the vignette is stunning too. I drool over that striped chair each time you show it. Gorgeous.

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  12. It's a beautiful table! I love drop leaf tables! Are you going to leave as it or paint? Either way it looks great! Love seeing the way you shuffle things for a new look! Come over to my house and do some shuffling! I've been so unmotivated lately.

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    1. Sandy, when an antique is in almost mint condition and has beautiful patina I wouldn't dare paint it. The wood is what attracted me to it.

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  13. What a find - absolutely gorgeous - and you've accessorized it perfectly! I'm wondering what it looks like with the leaves extended. Too wide, or more room for your wonderful styling? Just curious.

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  14. What a great table! I have never seen a fern like that. I like it!

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  15. Hi Kim. My husband and I share our time between South Carolina and England (as he is English). Much to my delight your new table purchase originated in Ipswich, Essex which is a mere few miles from our home there. I was delighted to see the label.
    I so love your blog and my eyes scan the daily e-mails searching for that "Savvy" lady, Kim. Enjoy the new do and keep on blogging. Phyllis

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  16. Love this Kim. What a great find. Love the drop sides. The piece has lots of character.
    Love your vignette too. Happy week end.
    Kris

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  17. Kim, a beautiful table for your sitting room. I love English drop-leaf tables! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  18. The table is stunning and looks amazing where you placed it. It was a great find and I am sure you will enjoy it very much.
    Mary

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  19. I love drop leaf tables and this one is really full of charm!

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  20. That table looks nice in there. It compliments your large piece with all the shelves.

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  21. Kim, your new table is lovely and it looks charming in front of the couch in your sitting room. It reminds me of a Duncan Phyfe dining table set that my mother had when I was growing up. I know nothing about Duncan Phyfe furniture, but the legs of your table are similar to her dining table's legs and it was also a drop-leaf. And the finish was very close to the finish on your little table. Now I don't know if there is any connection between the Duncan Phyfe style and your table or not, but it might be interesting to research it.

    It was a nice addition to your decor. Lucky find!

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  22. Your new dressed up table is just lovely ! Enjoy 😀

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