This whitewashed table has a parquet top made of two large sections that are separated by a straight beam. Parquet describes the placement of wood boards in such a manner that their outline forms a geometric mosaic. The technique was introduced during the Louis XIV period. The marble flooring of the Palace of Versailles needed constant washing, which caused the joists under the floor to rot. Large diagonal squares, known as parquet de Versailles, were used to replace the marble and prevent the water damage. With our table, the parquet is a pair of diamonds, or lozenges, which represented female fertility in older times. The top sits upon a four-sided trestle leg pedestal and thick platform feet carved with inverted cyma recta molding.
Although recently produced in the 2000’s, this table has been made from pieces that are quite a bit older. At six feet long, this table is long enough to be used as a small dining table. Or position it behind a couch as a sofa table.
CONDITION: Very good condition. Old traces of wood worm with a few age separations.