Carved in the Baroque style of the 17th and 18th centuries, this large dining table from Florence, Italy, has been hand-painted with a parcel paint finish. The application of the white (with gray undertones) paint is well-done, as is the distressing, which has been strategically done by hand.
The highly shaped top has a two-tiered edge, with an unadorned upper section above a repeating egg and dart motif. Directly beneath the carved edges are four scrolled legs, each consisting of two thick volutes on top of each other. The bottom volutes serve as feet for the table and are embellished with a foliate leaf on the front. A sinuous X-shaped stretcher, comprised of a series of counter curves, adjoins to the back of each foot. The center noix has been adorned with a pair of abutting scalloped shells, while the rest of the stretcher has been adorned with a partial shell motif that is also seen on the sides of the scrolled legs.
Our Italian white painted dining table is a beautiful alternative to the more traditional rectilinear dining tables. The table can comfortably seat up to 8 adults.
CONDITION: Good condition with intentional distress marks to mimic antiquity, such as losses to paint, and minor nicks including some darker markings. Some faded elements and rubs, also part of the finishing process. Please inspect photos.