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18th Century French Rustic Writing Table

$1,980

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18th century French rustic writing table was crafted from a country home, probably owned by a noble or dignitary, who brought some of the concepts of convenient and "modern" living to his rural estate. In this case it appears in the form of a writing table, essential to all men and women of letters, as the hand-written letter, card or missive was the sole method of long distance communication. Hand-crafted by local artisans from the available indigenous old-growth oak, it features a technique of affixing the top borrowed from Flemish woodworkers, a feature that made the top removable for ease in transport, if so desired. The edges have been rounded on the top to make this piece exceptionally traffic-friendly and capable of placement in the center of the room if desired. A full width drawer provides copious storage, and support is provided by four single-timber scrolled legs for elegant simplicity, circa 1750s. Measures: 28 H x 49 W x 33.5 D.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm)Width: 49 in. (124.46 cm)Depth: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm)
  • Style
    Rustic (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1750s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 2003-9126491stDibs: LU926221400632

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    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • Return Policy

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