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By TERRY and KIM KOVEL
CHRONICLE COLUMNISTS 

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING:

Ultra-modern table

 

October 10, 2019

PHOTO PROVIDED

A conversation piece for a modern home. This blue boot covers the large resin foot that is the base of a very modern 25-inch-high table, sold for $175.

Ever wonder who invented the table?

The earliest tables seem to have been used by the ancient Egyptians, although they did not sit near it; they used the flat top to hold things. It was not until the days of the Greeks and Romans that tables were used in a house near a seated person.

By the Middle Ages, large tables were used for banquets and there were special rules about the seating. But today we can find many tables made for specific tasks, like sewing, dining, playing games or holding a candle, a lamp or a special ornament. Tables have flat tops with three, four or more legs, or an unu...



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