An unusual mid 18th Century figured mahogany dish-top Tripod Table of rounded rectangular form, carved with oak leaves and acorns and scalloped shells to the sides, raised on fluted gun-barrel & spiral twist stem supported on leaf scrolled, carved legs ending on lion's paw feet.
(Possibly Philadelphia USA, due to unusual rectangular top with shells & unusual shell carving to knees.)
This period spans the golden age of classical English furniture design. Whilst Royal patronage was still very important, increasing numbers of the aristocracy and fashionable classes were building great country mansions and town houses which needed furnishing. The greatest names in furniture design therefore flourished in the second half of the 18th century.