Rare Large English 17th Century Walnut Gateleg Table

£9,800.00

A large and impressive solid walnut double gateleg drop-leaf table. Mid-17th century, ca 1650.

L or W: 71’’ flaps up/ extended
D 30’’ flaps down
H 30’’

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Description

A large and impressive solid walnut double gateleg drop-leaf table. Mid-17th century, ca 1650.

L or W: 71’’ flaps up/ extended
D 30’’ flaps down
H 30’’

Nb. It is rare to find large gate-leg tables of this early period in solid walnut. The simple ‘gun barrel’ supports help date this table to the early Commonwealth period (1649-1660).

The double gate-leg construction gives this design great stability. Lovely old characterful condition with historical repairs commensurate with its age. Will accommodate up to ten.

A useful and original working drawer at each end.

Literature:
Ralph Edwards CBE FSA, Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, Hamlyn (Fourth edition 1972) p. 551, ills. 9 & 10.