A French late 17th century library table with original hand-forged iron accents, two drawers and six turned legs with side stretchers. This library table was born at the height of the reign of Louis XIV in France, when the King decided to move his court to Versailles. The table is made of a rectangular top adorned with hand-forged iron embellishments in the corners, sitting atop two dovetailed drawers with thin banding (echoed from the top) and original pulls. The drawers are grooved on the sides for the runner and lined with red velvet on the inside. The ensemble is raised on six turned legs, treated as columns and showing a slight entasis bulge in the centre, reminiscent of the treatment of columns in Greek temples. Each leg rests on small bun feet and is connected to one another with a plain side stretcher. The wonderful aging of the top reminds us of the table's age and history and combined with the refinement of the drawers and discreet iron accents make this French library table circa 1680 an excellent choice for any room in your home.
Place of Origin: France
Period: 17th Century
Dimensions: 68 1/2"W x 33 1/2"D x 31"H
Inventory Number: JJ34