Le Louvre French Antiques

1400 Slocum Street
Dallas, TX 75207
214-742-2605 FAX: 214-742-2639
www.lelouvre-antiques.com info@lelouvre-antiques.com

Code 916-13
19th Century Marble Top Oak Center Table from France

This beautifully carved antique French table or writing table has a marble top that is inset into the upper frame. Linear lunette borders surround the marble. A drawer is inconspicuously joined with the rest of the frieze ornamentation (drawer pulls recently added). A center shield is surrounded by demi figures, and there are scrolling acanthus leaves with cherubs nestled into their curves. The sides and back are completely carved with ornamentation which means it would be a good option as a center table. The four legs and H stretcher are all turned. This versatile table can be a center table or a desk anywhere in the home. In French, this piece is referred to as a 'Table a Gibier'. These tables generally had a heavy marble top resting on a sumptuously carved wooden base with four legs and a stretcher. The table served as a presentation platform for cooked game from which guests would choose their cuts.

CONDITION: Very minor nicks, rubs, age separations and scratches.

H=32, L=41 3/8, D=25 1/2
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