M. Markley Antiques
Antique Tables - Item 4104
|Item 4104||Louis XIII Side Table with Inlaid Veneer Top|
|Dimensions||Width 37½; Height 29½; Depth 21½ (in inches)|
|Price||$2995 Clearance Sale Price $1995|
small side table or desk (writing table) caught our eye with the luminous color of the solid walnut
torsades, or twisted legs. Photographs do not convey the beauty or the depth of
color and grain that they display. The same color and wood surround the inlaid
top. This is a darker walnut veneer, surrounded by a narrow light colored
veneer trim, probably popular, creating a striking appearance, that resembles
marquetry in the French tradition. It has one wide drawer under the top, with
the original key and lock.
Boussel, Patrice, Les Styles du Moyen Age à Louis XIV (Baschet et Cie, Paris, 1979); Quette, Anne-Marie, Le Mobilier Français Louis XIII et Louis XIV (Editions Massin, Paris, 1996); Rousseau, Francis, Le Grand Livre des Meubles (Copyright Studio, Paris, 1999).
all of our antique furniture, this Louis XIII style blends very well with
gothic, neo-renaissance and Louis XIV chairs, all of which provide that country
house, chateau or castle ambiance. Owing to its size, it could serve as a table between two beds or as a stand-alone table at bedside now that mattresses are taller and therefore closer to the height of this table.
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