The recently discovered Cadwalader tea table, supplied by Thomas Affleck and carved by Nicholas Bernard
and Martin Jugiez, was designed and executed in 1770 to harmonise with the bed.
Most notable in its design is the omission
of the usual birdcage to allow a longer
stem that accommodates a stopped flute,
respecting the design of the bed posts.
|Bed post stopped flute compared to tea table stopped flute.|
The tongue and leaf carved collar on the underside of the spiral turning
on the bed posts is repeated on the piecrust edge of the tea table. The
same punch mark decoration and acanthus leaf carving is also seen on
|Tea table piecrust edge and bed post collar.|