With our highest compliments and utmost honors, Bay Colony Antiques is proud to offer for sale this exceptional 19th century antique Victorian Tiger Oak parlor table by Thomas Brooks. Thomas brooks was a prolific institutional level cabinet maker working in New York City at the height of the Victorian period. Brooks’ warehouse was on Fulton st in Brooklyn and he’s one of the most celebrated cabinet makers of the time sharing a market with Belter, Meeks, & many others. As the 19th century progressed, New York City pulled ahead as America’s most innovative city for cabinet making and reigned supreme until the turn of 20th century when furniture companies moved into Western NY & Grand Rapids. The table is extremely well built and crafted from solid Tiger Oak. The table has shallow incised carvings along the lower shelf and carved stylized Acanthus leaves at each corner. These stylized Acanthus leaf carvings were a popular motif in Brooks’ shop and are a nice take on a traditional design without sacrificing the clean aesthetics. The tabletop has a beveled edge and bold tiger stripe grain. The table is in fantastic condition with our only notes being light wear to the top. The table measures 30” wide x 29” deep x 27 3/4” tall.