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Antique French Louis Philippe Burl Chestnut Table with Drawer France circa 1850

A handsome antique French Louis Philippe burl chestnut table with drawer from France circa 1850. Please look at both the luscious timber used in this antique French table as well as its elegant form. The burl chestnut is especially vivid on the table top where the organic pattern of the grain swirls deliciously across both of the solid boards. Surprisingly this French table has a drawer set between the two front legs that is easily opened and closed by gently pulling on the underside of the front edge. Because the drawer does not have a visible handle or pull it remains almost concealed to a casual observer. All four of the legs have a dramatic profile achieved by the skill of the cabinet maker who turned each leg upon a lathe. The careful placement of the rings and vase forms used to define the legs on this chestnut French table demonstrates the attention to detail exercised in the design. The top of the table has a moulded edge that extends along all four sides and this technique was chosen because the table is finished on all four sides. Often times an antique table able to be seen from any direction was used as a tea table or work table especially when it possesses a drawer. The warm colour of the chestnut and the beautiful rich patina from repeated waxing and polishing give this table a most desirable appearance.

# PVA163

DIMENSIONS

33.00" w x 23.00" d x 27.50" h

83.82cm w x 58.42cm d x 69.85cm h

Sale Price $1,985.20 Regular Price $2,836.00

A handsome French Louis Philippe burl chestnut table circa 1850. Please look at both the luscious timber used in this antique French table as well as its elegant form. The burl chestnut is especially vivid on the table top where the organic pattern of the grain swirls deliciously across both of the solid boards. Surprisingly this French table has a drawer set between the two front legs that is easily opened and closed by gently pulling on the underside of the front edge. Because the drawer does not have a visible handle or pull it remains almost concealed to a casual observer. All four of the legs have a dramatic profile achieved by the skill of the cabinet maker who turned each leg upon a lathe. The careful placement of the rings and vase forms used to define the legs on this chestnut french table demonstrates the attention to detail exercised in the design. The top of the table has a moulded edge that extends along all four sides and this technique was chosen because the table is finished on all four sides. Often times an antique table able to be seen from any direction was used as a tea table or work table especially when it possesses a drawer. The warm colour of the chestnut and the beautiful rich patina from repeated waxing and polishing give this table a most desirable appearance.