A beautiful example of a single plank table from Spain, this elegant walnut and oak dining table measures over nine feet long. Hand-carved in the 1700s, the table has been assembled true to the Spanish style: with a collapsible iron stretcher. During the Middle Ages, wars were constantly erupting, causing Spanish nobility to flee their homes quickly. Their tables were designed to disassemble easily for transportation purposes.
Another distinct hallmark of Spanish tables from the 18th century is the use of open and splayed lyre legs. When looking at the beautiful oak trestle-like legs from below, wooden dowels can be seen, which were also used to facilitate moving the table in a quick relocation. Interestingly, the sides of the joineries of the legs have been carved with three-quarter circular notches, offering a unique bit of elegance. Meandering from the bottom of the legs to the underside of the table is a pair of iron supports that overlap each other for added stability. Both segments of the stretcher have been embellished with small discs, adding additional personality. Capable of seating up to 10 people, our Spanish single plank dining table has a deep brown patina, accentuated by several coats of French wax.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor nicks and age separations. Commensurate wear to the top, presented as light indentations and rubs. Traces of old restoration work to one of the legs.