1. Home
Send to a Friend via Email

piecrust table

By

piecrust table

An American Chippendale piecrust table made of mahogany, mid-1700s

- Morphy Auctions

Definition: a type of pedestal table, usually on three legs, with a round top trimmed with a raised, scalloped edge (like the crimped rim of a pie crust); either carved or molded, the top often tilts up, making for easy storage against a wall; developed in the 18th century, it was typically used for serving tea or coffee; often associated with Queen Anne and Chippendale designs

Also Known As: tea table (generic)

Example:

Though delicate in appearance, the piecrust table was sturdy enough to hold the serving for afternoon tea: teapot, cups, sandwiches, scones - and pie.

Related Video
How to Paint Furniture

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.