table, centre

furniture maker: unknown

18th century
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Description
table, centre, top piece of solid walnut with a pattern of flowers of other timber veneers, as well as inlays of bone. Around the edges of the top is a contrasting pattern of bone and (probably ebony). The sides of the table are similarly decorated, as are the legs and stretchers. The legs are S-curves of solid walnut, standing on square blocks of the same timber, also inlaid. The inward curving cross-grained stretchers are attached to the legs and are also of solid inlaid walnut. The table stands on four ebony bun feet. there is a drawer in one of the longer sides.
Such furniture was made in Italy, Holland and England - in fact, over most of Western Europe during this period. The fact that the quality of craftsmanship of the inlay and penwork is not of the highest standard may indicate an Italian origin.

there is no doubt that the table is in the style of the early baroque tables of the period, circa 1670-1700. The finish is confirmed by the use of side runners in the drawer. The table top is a simple piece of solid walnut with a pattern of flowers of other timber veneers, as well as inlays of bone. Around the edges of the top is a contrasting pattern of bone and ebony. The sides of the table are similarly decorated, as are the legs and stretchers. The legs are S-curves of solid walnut, standing on square blocks of the same timber, also inlaid. The inward curving cross-grained stretchers are attached to the legs and are also of solid walnut. The finish is confirmed by the use of side runners in the drawer.
Maker and role
furniture maker: unknown
Production place
[the Netherlands]
[Italy]
[Flanders]
Production date
18th century
Media description
Walnut, Boxwood, Rosewood, Satinee, Ebony, Ivory
Measurements
730 x 1110 x 825 mm
Measurement details
height: 730mm
width: 1110mm
depth: 825mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
Accession number
A0117
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