Hand-carved in chestnut in the early 1800’s, this 13 foot long dining table was recently found in a chateau near Coat Nizan (see the second image for a photo as the table appeared in the chateau). Coat Nizan is a hamlet by Le Guindy River in Brittany, a region of northwest France.
The 157 inch long top is comprised of four planks of wood. It is not uncommon for wood of this age (200+ years old) and length to have some undulations and bends; we feel this gives the extraordinary table some added character. The trestle legs have undulating feet, with a 2 ½” thick stretcher that runs through mortises in the center of each leg. Both ends of the stretcher are secured with large, shaped dowels that slot on the outside of the truss. The table has a fantastic rich brown patina with some chocolate colored knotholes and grains. This is truly a beautiful table that will be a focal point of any dining room.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with minor nicks and rubs. Light traces of old wood worm, resulting in some losses and age separations that have been professionally filled. The top and the stretcher both have undulations and character-defining knotholes, commensurate to age and use.