This unusual and interesting center table was produced in France, during the middle of the latter half of the 19th century. It was during this time that French furniture makers, designers, carvers, and carpenters were able to freely re-imagine and re-interpret the various styles of the preceding centuries. We can see influences of the Louis XIV, Regence and LXV periods in the rams heads, cabriole legs, hoof feet, and mascarons.
The table was constructed with rich and beautiful walnut, and it has retained an exceptional patina for a 19th century piece. All 4 sides are shaped, carved, and decorated with a mix of moldings, rams’ heads, fleur de lys, and mascarons, while the shaped acanthus decorated legs terminate in hoof feet.
A layer of French wax has been applied, and after a careful polishing, the depth of the patina and beauty of the graining has come to life. Today, this interesting French table would make for a wonderful center table or writing table.
CONDITION: Good antique condition with minor nicks, age separations, and an old fill to one leg. Wear commensurate to age and use.