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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)


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

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