This beautiful single plank table with open lyre legs and fretwork is from the 1600’s. The table was hand-carved in walnut wood in Lucca, which is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy.
The single plank top features quarter round molding that adds elegance to the rectangular surface. Beneath the top are a pair of lyre legs adorned with rounded protuberances. Connecting each leg to the underside of the top is a pair of fretted connectors. The connectors join the backside of a fretted arch on each leg.
As with most Italian tables of the early Baroque, ornamentation was minimal. Sometimes moldings would be adorned with a repeating motif, but most of the carving efforts went into the legs and connectors. Our 17th century single plank bleached walnut table can be used as a small breakfast table, desk or a side table.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor losses and traces of old wood worm. Recently bleached. Old repairs are visible, as are light stains and scratches to the top. The top has a slight bend to it, which is normal for wood of this age. Please see photos for details.