Two Sculptural Early Tavern Tables
Of “X” Frame Trestle Construction
With Unusual Lower Tiers and Angled Bracing Stretchers
Various Richly Patinated Timbers Including Elm and Walnut
English c. 1800
31” high x 43” wide x 18 ½” deep
Of unusual architectural form, with X frame trestle ends, supported by angled bracing stretchers beneath the lower tier, this pair of tables benefit from great form. Made with thick single board tops, with all round cleated frame work, they are the only examples we know with a lower tier. With provenance to a West Country pub, they are in genuine original condition throughout and benefit from great colour and surface. The tops are slightly paler, after years of cleaning, scrubbing and sunlight, the bases crusty and rich with old surface varnishes and wax, now worn and bruised in exposed places where they have been regularly touched or knocked. Wonderfully sculptural and architectural in form and line, these make excellent consoles or end tables in both contemporary and traditional interior spaces. Fine collectors pieces of some importance and rarity.