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Antique German Painted Table with Drawer Germany circa 1790

An antique German table with the original painted finish having a single drawer from Germany circa 1790. This table possesses a unique aspect because of the four square legs that support a substantial top. But small touches provided by the cabinet man who constructed this table add charm and interest. Please look closely at the base of each leg to see the horizontal notch that has been carved out to make a recess in the timber. In a room illuminated only by fire and candlelight as this table was in the late eighteenth century this subtle change to the surface would have been entirely visible as a darker line that defined the base of each leg. The top of the table extends well beyond the lower section in order to provide a large working surface. The table was originally made to be approached from all sides and that is why the painted surface is worn from front to back and side to side. The large drawer is both deep and wide in order to hold a great quantity of materials needed for tasks and also shows the passage of time. The proportions of this table reveal its rural origin that gives it such presence and desirability in the twenty-first century.

# DB2A

DIMENSIONS

40.25" w x 31.75" d x 33.50" h

102.24cm w x 80.65cm d x 85.09cm h

$4,833.00

A workbench/writing table with the original painted finish having a single drawer from Germany c. 1790. This table possesses a unique aspect because of the four square legs that support a substantial top. But small touches provided by the cabinet man who constructed this table add charm and interest. Please look closely at the base of each leg to see the horizontal notch that has been carved out to make a recess in the timber. In a room illuminated only by fire and candlelight as this table was in the late eighteenth century this subtle change to the surface would have been entirely visible as a darker line that defined the base of each leg. The top of the table extends well beyond the lower section in order to provide a large working surface. The table was originally made to be approached from all sides and that is why the painted surface is worn from front to back and side to side. The large drawer is both deep and wide in order to hold a great quantity of materials needed for tasks and also shows the passage of time. The proportions of this table reveal its rural origin that gives it such presence and desirability in the twenty-first century.