19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Oval Center Table ~ End Table

2005-912100 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

29H x 35W x 23D

Location: Baton Rouge


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19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Oval Center Table ~ End Table is a study in classic elegance, rendered from the most highly prized indigenous wood on the European continent!  Legend has it that Marco Polo himself brought walnut seeds from his travels through the Carpathian Mountains and planted the first orchards in France, where the climate and soil were ideal for the now-famous trees.  This example, with a boldly molded oval top, feature spiral ribbon motif encircling the entire apron, including the drawer facade which is centered with a carved flower.  The floral motifs repeat themselves in the rosettes at the top of the tapered, fluted and carved column legs, which lead the eye down to the concave lower shelf that adds functionality and strength to the design.  Acanthus plumes provide a decorative touch on the feet.  A full width drawer opens to reveal cavernous storage, and show the hand-dovetailing joinery ~ a mark of fine craftsmanship  A unique feature of this special table is the pull-out side surfaces on each end, which add function to the form, making this a good choice for the office or library, as well!
Circa 1890s
Measures 29H x 35W x 23D