AMERICAN SCRUBBED PINE TAVERN TABLE
Probably Mid 19th Century
Item # 1404IHS06-P
A most attractive primitive table, the table is austere and free of embellishment, a piece intended for function and use in a rural home. The top is a gorgeous and incredibly broad single solid plank of white pine, affixed at each corner with large square pegs, the entire surface lightly rippled from the hand plane used to finish the surface. It was probably originally painted, this being scrubbed from it very attractively to expose the pure white of the top. The edges still retain traces of the stain under wax, but much of this has worn away. The frame is clean and consistent, the sides tenoned into each leg and affixed with a pair of pins (one corner with two iron nails as well). A single deep and spacious drawer spans the entire front of the frame, retaining it's original knob and an earlier surface full of patina - the dings, abrasions and scars throughout only work to enhance the surface and in no way detract from the overall aesthetics of the table. The whole rests over carefully turned legs that taper softly into an attractive interpretation of the padded foot.
This is a fine angular piece that is as functional as it is full of character - easily incorporated as a rather interesting single drawer desk in the study, the table also works beautifully as it was originally intended: a working table for the kitchen or side room.
Measurements: 45 1/4" wide x 35 1/8" deep x 28 7/8" high
Surface heavily worn, top scrubbed of paint; one corner of top with three pegs. Other age appropriate wear throughout. Drawer sides and runners with spliced repairs from rubbing wear. Sturdy and strong. Please review all images in the slideshow for a full overview of condition.