A definitive trait of Louis XIII furniture is the presence of thick, turned legs sometimes referred to as barley twists, seen on all four legs of this side table (each above a bun foot). Hand-carved in France in the 1800s, the walnut has been bleached and lightly whitewashed more recently, giving the beige color accents of white. A Belgian bluestone top has been added as well, adding a splash of color with its smoky gray hue.
Beneath the one-and-a-half-inch thick top is a belt drawer with circular pulls, flanked by a pair of rectangular joints adorned with florets. There are two identical carvings on the back, with all four joineries aligning with the thick barley twist legs below. The H-stretcher is similarly turned and topped by a spindle finial, which is mirrored by two drop-down noix on the sides of the table. A total of seven large joints embellish the intersections of the legs, stretcher, and the finial, each with oval florets. Our bleached Louis XIII-style side table would make a wonderful addition to any living room, den, or study.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition with minor nicks and losses. Traces of old restoration and fills. The table has been professionally bleached and finished with a light whitewashing and paired with a bluestone top from Belgium.