An exceptional French “Table d’Office”
A rare, early 18th century French table, known as a “Table d’Office” (nothing to do with the office, but a kitchen-work table typically found in a country chateau, or in a hunting lodge), the massively thick top made from three thick planks of oak, standing on four square-section legs joined by an ‘H’ stretcher. Note the early construction, where forged iron bolts run through the interior of the top to keep it safely jointed throughout the ages. Also, the legs are directly joined to the top, the tenons of which appear flush with the tabletop. The surfaces of this table are wonderfully well-worn and burnished, and with an excellent and luminous patina. Area of the Calvados, Lower Normandy, circa 1740.
Condition report: Complete and in very good and un-restored condition.
Dimensions: 178 x 76 cm, height 76 cm.