This fantastic large dining table with trestle supports and stretcher was produced in France, circa 1900. A three-inch-thick rectangular top, comprised of six oak planks, is supported by a pair of sinuously hand-carved legs. The center of each leg features a raised pilaster with a mortise that the thick blocked stretcher runs through. A tapered wedge, or key, slots into a mortise on each end of the stretcher, adding additional stability. Each trestle leg sits on a bracket foot with S-shaped ends. This style of table is also referred to as a Monastery table due to its long size, trestle design, and French oak construction.
Despite the heavy weight of the table, it can be disassembled into four pieces (a top, a stretcher and two legs) for transportation or moving purposes. The table can easily accommodate 8 adults, although the curved ends of the top allow it possibly seat up to 10, depending on chair width, etc. At just under 10 feet long, this robust French oak dining table has a strong presence, and its simple design permit to be used in a variety of interiors.
CONDITION: Wear commensurate to age and use with small age separations. Minor nicks and losses, especially to the edges of the tabletop. Light stains on the top.