Tilt-Top Table

CMC PCD 94-687-001

Kentville, Nova Scotia; 1903; oak, maple, cherry, birch, ash, beech; height: 76 cm, diameter: 97 cm. CMC E-118

Hundreds of inlaid wood pieces have been used to make up the complex geometric designs on the surface of this magnificent tilt-top table, and to publicize the date it was made and the origin of the wood used. In 1903 this piece was presented to Mr. T.R. Ronald of the County of Kent in England, after his retirement as president of the Dominion Atlantic Railway of Nova Scotia. A railway official told Mr. Ronald that the table had been made by a man living "a hermit life in the woods a few miles behind Kentville," and that "the most primitive tools" had been used.