19th Century French Solid Walnut Table Rectangular Louis XVI Style
French mid-19th Century Solid Walnut Louis XVI Style table, rectangular, two drawers on long sides, added later, this antique French table stands on pyramidal legs and it is in overall good condition, with wear consistent with use and age.
The top is formed by the junction of six walnut tables with a thickness of cm. 5.5. Initials G B Z are stamped on a profile. The top can be placed just lean thanks to a joint, see listed pictures.
It was the table of a tailor’s atelier. We have acquired it in a private house of Milan and the owner told us the story of this antique piece. We would like to share with you….
It belonged to a Sicilian man named Natale, who came to Milan from Sicily on foot, after the first World War, when he was 14 to learn a job.
He went to a tailor’s shop to work and one day, many years later, he opened his own tailor’s atelier in via Verdi, in Milan, closed to Teatro la Scala.
Natale received this table by a gentleman of French origin, as payment, in exchange for a tailored suit for men! Since that day the table has been in his atelier for 30 long years. Natale had three daughters and one of these was a friend of the lady who has sold us the table.
When she saw this table she immediately fell in love with it, she did not know if it was a piece of solid wood or its history:
The unique interesting thing for her was its role in the atelier: it was a witness …… the table on which a father has drawn, sewn, presented, adjusted, sold, made happy hundreds of people with their tailor-made new clothes, it seemed an important piece of history to continue to make living in a house ….
We all know that every antique tells a story and we can assure this table could tell a few tales!
height: 84.5 cm
width: 175 cm
depth: 122 cm
A Louis Philippe extendable walnut dining room table dating back to mid 19th century and coming from Bologna, in overall good condition. This antique Italian almost circular table has an extensible solid walnut top, with a superlative flamed walnut, measuring 57,28 inches by 55,51 and you can extend this size till 87 inches, suitable for ten sittings, just adding an extra leave of 24 / 32 inches, to be tailor-made, not available. View image detail.
The circular apron under the top is walnut veneered and shows some minor veneer detachments. Four turned legs standing on lovely shaped base with circular feet. Overall good condition, wear consistent with age and use. Minor light scratches of minor wear to the top. No structural issues or instability. Our professional artisan can restore veneer detachments of the apron and polish the table, realizing custom-made extra leaves with an additional quote of 2000 euro, it will take around two weeks. You will then receive a dining table in excellent condition.
Height: 81.5 Cm, 32 inches to top of the table. Height to circular apron: 67 cm, 26 inches. Depth: 145.5 cm, 57,28 inches Width: 141 cm, 55,51 inches extensible size