I think I might have mentioned that I recently picked up my fourth Thomas Day game table. Or, at least, what I believe is a Thomas Day game table. Lacking manufacturer’s markings or any direct link back to the original owner, it can only be said it is consistent with his designs, techniques, materials and geography.
To recap, his is the first one I came across a little over a year ago:
Then, two and three:
Here is number four found at a local antiques mall for which I either paid too little or too much:
The now familiar foot:
Same transitional molding:
Nice veneer on the top:
Less interesting on the inside:
Looking at the feet from below, one of these is not like the others:
This is the only of the four tables that is held together with a bed bolt:
There is one troubling repair that jumps right out and annoys me. Fortunately it is only visible from the bottom.
We all know that the Phillips Screw Company was not formed until 1934, one hundred years after this table was made. (One of the first commercial uses or the Phillips screws was by General Motors for the Cadillac in 1936. The more you know…)
Maybe cut nails…