French Antique Tables - Item 4107
Small Dining Table
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||Henri II Dining Table
||Length 46, Width 41½, Height 30¼ (in inches)
From bottom of tabletop to floor 26½
dining table reflects a simple yet elegant design known as Henri II, popular
from the late 19th century to World War II.
The top is in the shape of a rectangle with
slightly rounded corners. While at one time the table had unfinished
leaves to be inserted in expanding it lengthwise, these have been lost to
history. Creating replacements would be
possible, if the buyer desires, but it would be difficult to match the beauty
of the French walnut comprising the top.
Indeed, the top of this table, in excellent condition, reflects the
commitment of its owners over the last century in preserving the beauty of the
walnut for future generations. We chose
it because, unlike so many of its contemporaries, this table is entirely of
solid walnut, no veneer.
also took very good care of the rest of the table, mounting the bun feet on
wheels that make it ideally mobile for modern dining rooms and kitchens. The base is in the form of an H-shaped
stretcher, with the parallel elements gently curving. What is most striking about this table is the columns rising from
the stretcher and supporting the tip.
They are beautifully carved in a fluted design, sweeping diagonally in
the pattern used for the columns of cathedrals built in the Middle Ages.
Jacqueline, Le Mobilier Français du Moyen Age à la Renaissance, Editions d'Art
Monelle Hayot (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, 1988); Boussel, Patrice, Les Styles du
Moyen Age à Louis XIV (Baschet et Cie,
Paris, 1979); Thirion, Jacques, Le Mobilier du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance
en France (Editions Faton, Dijon, 1998).
table is ideal with four to six chairs in a small dining room or a large
kitchen. Follow this link to find the
matching chairs for this table.