A handsome and robust table with a thick baluster form trestle base, this dining table was hand-carved in Tuscany, Italy, circa 1900, using both walnut and oak. The original finish has been stripped, allowing the natural wood grains to add to the table’s character.
The 1 ¾” thick top is comprised of three planks of walnut, with a creamy white color, indicating that the timber was cut from the sapwood, or outermost layer of the tree. A pair of molded baluster legs with scrolled feet provides a stable base for the 9+ foot long top. The legs are supported by a stout stretcher beam that slots into the mortise of the feet, held in place by a pair of large wedge pins. Both legs and the stretcher have been carved in oak, which while similar in color to the top, has more of a golden hue. Our antique Tuscan walnut and oak dining table has a highly sought wide stance. The warm color is also a strong attribute, allowing it to be paired with a variety of décor styles.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor nicks and rubs, commensurate with age and use. Light age separations to the top, some previous fills. Recently stripped and bleached. Evidence of old wood worm without compromising the strength of the wood. The top has bracketed openings matching the legs, which allow it to simply rest on the base