Early 1900s French Bleached Oak Monastery Table with Balustrade Stretcher

SKU: 322-1 Category: Tag:

$7,400.00

Early 1900s French Bleached Oak Monastery Table with Balustrade Stretcher

SKU: 322-1 Category: Tag:

$7,400.00

Description

This thick, carved oak monastery was produced in France during the early part of the 20th century. Originally, it was likely given a darker, more traditional stain. At some point in its history, its been stripped and bleached, which allows it to be used with a variety of interiors.

Note that the table has a unique stretcher consisting of a repeating balustrade.  The individual baluster shape can be considered in the style of Louis XIV (large square mid sections with angled tapering toward the top). The stretcher runs through wide and sloping trestle feet.

The monastery table is a cousin of the refectory table (usually narrower and very long). Larger monasteries would have several refectory tables set up for the monks eat their meals, usually while a member of the monastery read passages from a pulpit. Toward the end of the Middle Ages, the refectory table could also be found in castles and other noble residences. Today, the term monastery table is used to describe these larger, more primitive and robust antique tables that are carved “en massif” (from whole wood), rather than with veneers and inlays.  The table seen here has a substantial 2.75 inch thick top showing plenty of character, yet still perfectly suitable for everyday use.

Our lovely French table has the sought after coloration of perfectly bleached oak. It’s thick beams, important stance, and soft worn edges will work in a variety of décor styles and would be an asset to any room.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear and nicks commensurate to age and use.  Age separations, old knot replacements, minor fills and traces of old wood worm.  Top rests on supports and simply lifts off for easy moving

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Early 1900's

Dimensions

H - 29 5/8, W - 86 5/8, D - 33 1/8

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Description

This thick, carved oak monastery was produced in France during the early part of the 20th century. Originally, it was likely given a darker, more traditional stain. At some point in its history, its been stripped and bleached, which allows it to be used with a variety of interiors.

Note that the table has a unique stretcher consisting of a repeating balustrade.  The individual baluster shape can be considered in the style of Louis XIV (large square mid sections with angled tapering toward the top). The stretcher runs through wide and sloping trestle feet.

The monastery table is a cousin of the refectory table (usually narrower and very long). Larger monasteries would have several refectory tables set up for the monks eat their meals, usually while a member of the monastery read passages from a pulpit. Toward the end of the Middle Ages, the refectory table could also be found in castles and other noble residences. Today, the term monastery table is used to describe these larger, more primitive and robust antique tables that are carved “en massif” (from whole wood), rather than with veneers and inlays.  The table seen here has a substantial 2.75 inch thick top showing plenty of character, yet still perfectly suitable for everyday use.

Our lovely French table has the sought after coloration of perfectly bleached oak. It’s thick beams, important stance, and soft worn edges will work in a variety of décor styles and would be an asset to any room.

CONDITION: Good antique condition with wear and nicks commensurate to age and use.  Age separations, old knot replacements, minor fills and traces of old wood worm.  Top rests on supports and simply lifts off for easy moving

INFORMATION
Country Of Origin

France

Age

Early 1900's

Dimensions

H - 29 5/8, W - 86 5/8, D - 33 1/8

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