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silla was born out of a passion for beautiful objects: special pieces with aesthetic and historical significance. In 2009, after years of collecting, Andrew Silla and his wife Grace began to work privately with clients from their residence in Southern Maryland. Quickly outgrowing the space, the business was moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania in 2012 and after several warehouse location changes it was firmly settled in the present brick-and-mortar location in downtown Shippensburg.

The 9000 square foot brick-and-mortar gallery is home to a large collection of works of art and estate jewelry. We specialize in sculpture circa 1860 through 1930 with a particular emphasis on the Animaliers and as such the gallery always has a very large collection of exceptional European and American sculpture available on display.

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Gothic Revival Carved Oak Refectory Dining Table | 9.5' long


Price: $9,000.00
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Probably French, composed of 17th century and later elements
Item # 307NLE13P 

A rather magnificent worn and weathered refrectory table, it was probably designed in the late 19th century by utilizing various old elements to create a powerful statement piece. The columns are perhaps derived from an altar table and the top was added to these. Each altar column is arranged with legs that outstretch in all four directions with the front and back leg mounted by a carved grotesque unique to each corner. Heavy pegged joinery is oversized to lock together the thick oak members. The solid oak top is absolutely gorgeous with a deep worn patina and rich oxidization from centuries of wear, scuffing, scarring and use under layers of waxes - the result is a wonderful overall surface history for the room where that kind of texture is much needed.

Measurements: 115 1/4" W x 30 3/8" D x 30" H

Condition Report:
Composed of 17th and later elements, probably during the late 19th century; heavily worn with significant scarring, loss and wear as expected; much of this has simply become part of the overall patina; small screw holes under the top where modern brackets for leaves used to be attached; top sits on the altar columns with small raised square posts that join into the table top without using any mechanical joinery, the weight alone tightly holding the top agains the altar columns - it is perfectly functional and convenient with that arrangement, but would be safer with screws or bolts to ensure no tipping. If you would like a mechanical alteration for safety and utility, we can add that on request.