• Item: Desk / Table
• Circa: 1870
• Provenance: France
• Period: 2nd Empire
• Wood: Solid oak
• Size: 4ft 8⅞” wide x 2ft 5½”
• Stunning carvings
• Boarded framed top
• Floral moulded top
• Two larges drawers
• Hand dovetailed
• Vine carved handles
• Barley twist legs
• Connecting turned central stretcher
• 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 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 and delicately carved “branch” handles and flanked by small 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 carvings.
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 item boasts a mellow golden 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 table is in good original condition. There are no marks or scratches to the top of the table. Nominal old use marks to the 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 carved handles and close flush to the frame. 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 = 74.4cm or 29¼” or 2ft 5¼”
Knee Height = 58.9cm or 23⅛” or 1ft 11⅛”
Width = 144.3cm or 56⅞” or 4ft 8⅞”
Depth = 75cm or 29½ or 2ft 5½”
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