An 18th Century Farmhouse Table
A rare, early 18th century French solid oak farmhouse table from the area of Lower Normandy, with its typically sturdy legs and traditional 'H' stretcher base. The top is made from thick and well-burnished oak planks, and fitted with bread-ends. Note the early construction technique, with the top of the legs cut into tenons which are joined directly to mortises of the tabletop, with the massive tenons appearing flush with the surface the table-top. The two original, shallow drawers hang along one of the long edges of the table, each with its original forged steel drawer-pull. Area of the Calvados, circa 1720.
Condition report: In excellent, unrestored condition.
Dimensions: 232 x 88 cm, height 75 cm. Leg room under the drawers is 60 cm.