This walnut wood table with iron stretchers comes from Spain in the latter half of the 1800’s. Spanish tables of the type date back to the late middle ages. They are unique in that they were designed to quickly disassemble for transportation purposes. Frequent moving to and from multiple locations and residences was common during these times. The practical and attractive style of these tables continued for hundreds of years.
Tabletops were typically single planks of walnut without any ornamentation or molding. Tops were often supported by splayed lyre trestles, as seen with our highly shaped legs. The hand-turned wrought iron braces on our table were also common, attaching to the cross stretcher of the lyres and crossing in an “X” on the underside of the tabletop.
Notice the elaborate volute curl at the bottom of each iron brace, adding a little extra flair to our table. Likewise, the sides of the lyre legs are embellished with columns of fluting and the scrolled feet are adorned with a curled foliate vine.
Today this great looking table can be used in a variety of ways, including as a writing desk, side table, or computer table. The subtle, yet elegant embellishments allow it to be placed in homes of nearly any style. We have given it a French wax which contributes to already attractive patina.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear commensurate to age and use. Minor nicks and rubs with slight age separations. Based on slots underneath the top, this table might have had side leaves at one point.