• Item: Library Table / Desk
• Circa: 1870
• Provenance: France
• Period: 2nd Empire
• Wood: Solid oak
• Size: 4ft 10⅝” wide x 1ft 11⅜” deep
• Stunning carvings
• Boarded framed top
• Floral moulded top & frieze
• Two larges drawers
• Hand dovetailed
• Original brass swan neck handles
• Barley twist legs
• Connecting turned central stretcher
• Central stretcher finial
• Elegant block carvings to stretchers
• Decorative & functional item
• Original polish & patination
• Stunning quality
• Original condition
• Free 14 day UK returns
This is an attractive and superb quality antique French provincial carved oak rectangular desk / library table, circa 1870, in good original condition. The top of the desk table features stunning wide oak plank top within a boarded mitered frame, finished with a decorative floral thumb moulding. Below, there are two large intricately carved grape vine moulded drawers, enriched by punch work on a sunken matted background, with original brass swan neck handles, flanked by floral carved panels. There are similar carvings on the frieze to the sides and back of the desk, enabling the desk to be freestanding in the centre of a room. The large drawers are oak lined and constructed with hand dovetail joints. The table is raised on four barley twist legs, which are united by twin turned stretchers and a central barley twist stretcher on turned feet. The stretchers incorporate block sections at intervals, with fine floral carving, and a central finial.
This period table is large enough to be used as a desk or a large side / console table. It would look ideal in either a traditional or contemporary setting.
The table boasts a rich brown oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would compliment any home or office. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture!
This oak library table is in good original condition. Nominal old use marks to the top and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. All the carvings is intact and in good condition. The two working drawers are in good working order; they feature the original brass swan neck handles and close flush to the frame. The drawers retain the original working lever locks (with key). The table boasts its original polish; it has a fantastic colour and patination to the top. The table is solid in joint (does not wobble) and is ready to use.
Table Height = 77.3cm or 30½” or 2ft 6½”
Knee Height = 59.4cm or 23⅜” or 1ft 11⅜”
Width = 149cm or 58⅝” or 4ft 10⅝”
Depth = 79cm or 31⅛” or 2ft 7⅛”
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Ref. Library Table 26