They are found of many sizes, from simple lamp-stands to such as are large enough to accommodate, rather snugly to be sure! four people united over a friendly dish of tea. The tops are almost all made to turn up, being hinged on the central support, and they often revolve, the piece to which they are hinged being in that case a separate block or light frame through which the top of the central pole passes, and on which it turns. Then, again, the edge of the circular or oval leaf is treated in a variety of ways, sometimes left quite plain, but, in all the better sorts, molded, and sometimes, as here, dentele --to use the French term,-- in homely English, scolloped.
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