This charming oak console table was hand carved in the Netherlands during the 1700’s. The shaped top has quarter round molding that hangs over the table base.
The front of the console has a drawer adorned with two brass pulls and an escutcheon. The open metalwork has various motifs, including ram heads, garland swags, and crinkled ribbons. The arbalete-shaped apron also has a pierced bronze medallion. The medallion consists of an angel with a closed crown on its head. Draped over the angel’s outstretched wings is a husk garland that drops down into a series of C-scrolls, curled acanthus leaves, and rinceaux. The four highly shaped cabriole legs sit on pad feet, which are sometimes referred to as Dutch feet. Notice how the sides of the table and the apron have carved out arches to match the inner line of the leg, thus giving the legs a longer appearance. The table was assembled using round peg construction.
At just about two and a half feet tall, our Dutch 18th century carved oak console table can be used in various rooms throughout the house, from an entry hall to a living room. The wood was cleaned/stripped of its old finish as some point in its history which makes for a lighter and therefore more versatile piece.
CONDITION: Good condition with minor losses and wear commensurate with age and use. Remnants of old stain visible, minor age splits, small area of missing wood just above keyhole escutcheon