EXCELLENT ART DECO ROSEWOOD, MAHOGANY AND BRASS DINING TABLE
France, c. 1930's, unmarked
Item # 611YRA08
This exquisite Art Deco period dining table is a most fine display of harmonious craftsmanship - perfect balance is achieved between the ovular scrolls in the stringer inlays of the top spandrels, which juxtapose the corner inversion of the otherwise rectangular top; these perfectly match the ovular scroll of the legs. These are carved from large blocks of solid mahogany with a fine reeding flowing into a most complex pierced ovular carving at the base, seemingly joining the pillars as a single unit. These rest over curved legs that terminate in bronze capped feet, stretched by a mahogany bar with a cove molded brass cap. The top is crafted to extend easily by pulling on either side, but the extension leaves are no longer with the table. Healing the gap between the apron and where the extension bars draw the table outward are stacked brass plates in symmetry. The top is a magnificent display of rosewood veneers under a high gloss. It is a most moving dining table of impeccable design, rich in material and in excellent condition.
Measurements: 68 1/4” 29 3/8” D x 38 7/8” H
No leaves for extending the table. Double-brass plates beneath top are replaced. Small chip to edge of table top, two small dent/chips in finish of top, other minor blemishes and wear throughout. Screws affixing top and legs replaced for strength.