Hand-carved in France during the 1800’s, this pine bar with shaped lead top features a front façade adorned with baluster form pilasters separating rectangular panels with cavetto molding. The wood has a warm coloration with a rich patina, which contrasts well against the metal top.
The top of each pilaster is embellished with a raised rectangular carving with quarter round molding. In between the pilasters is two tiers of rectangular panels, while the sides are comprised of one long vertical panel. There is an opening along the backside, revealing one full-length shelf beneath a 14 inch wide belt drawer. The gray lead top is shaped, with protuberances that align with the pilasters below.
Our 19th century French pine bar and lead top is a convenient size, which allows it to be placed in smaller rooms. It can serve as a dry bar for entertaining guests in a living area or game room. The geometric front of the bar allows it to be paired with a variety of interior design styles. It could also be pushed against a wall and used as a tall console table.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor nicks, rubs, and fleabites to wood. Light buildup, stains, and discoloration to the lead top, commensurate to age and use. Small repair to lead top plus old fills to the wood base. Traces of old lining paper to interior. The drawer on the backside was most likely reclaimed from another piece of antique furniture.