Swedish Gustavian Drop Leaf Dining Table circa 1820-40
SWEDISH GUSTAVIAN DROP LEAF DINING TABLE
Note, the chairs pictured are just for scale and are sold separately
Item # 804LAP07
A very striking work from the first half of the 19th century, this drop leaf table is crafted with thick solid pine finished in numerous layers of white, gray and beige paint. Having had refreshing numerous times over the years, there is a certain layering that is most attractive in portions of the painted finish and a variation between whites that speaks to the histories of the surface. With a gorgeous built up patina and delightful wear and burnished rubbing, the table is a most striking object. Four wooden pins allow the entire top and leaves to be easily removed from the table frame for ease and safety of transport. The leaves are affixed to the top with their original iron hinges, both leaves with battens that dovetail across the span of the pine boards for strength. Gating legs swing out from the frame to sturdily support the table for dining functions. The structure of the table is beautifully built with full tenon-mortised construction locked together with small wooden pins.
Measurements: 22 1/2” W x 46 1/4” D x 30 5/8” H [closed]; 77 3/8” W [opened]
Old distressed and worn painted surface, portions refreshed in the last century. One gating leg is replaced, the other with a repair to the top where the dowel goes into the structure. Original hinges. Voids along the inner edges of the legs suggest a different kind of upper stretcher. Sturdy and strong.