An early-17th century, 4-legged, 8-10-seater, English, refectory table
The three plank top with cleated ends. The frieze plain, the corners with brackets. Standing on tapering, turned legs, joined by rectangular stretchers. One long stretcher is an old replacement. Most likely English. Exceptional original colour and patina.
Length 223 cm., 6ft., 6 ¾ in., Height 77.50 cm, 30 ½ in.,
To underside of frieze 61.50 cm., 24 ¼ in.,
Depth 78 cm., 30 ¾ in.
Tapering turned legs are an early feature found in late-16th and early 17th century models. A walnut centre table from Hardwick Hall, circa, 1570, illustrated in the Dictionary of English Furniture, p 304, figure 1, displays tapering turned legs.
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