Tables of this general style were first produced in Spain in the early 1600s. The most impressive tables used single plank tops, sometimes as much as 16 feet long and 4 feet wide. Primary woods for these tables were most often walnut, but sometimes chestnut and oak. The table below was constructed from chestnut wood and has a fantastic 8.5 foot long single plank top. It has lyre scrolled trestle legs with a scrolling iron brace. Stripped of it's finish at some point in its history, and the top was recently lightly refinished with a beautiful clear wax and subtle coloration. Today, European Chestnut wood is also difficult to find, having been wiped out at some point in time by a blight. This rare 19th Century single plank European Chestnut wood table will be the focal point of any room it is placed in.
CONDITION: Stripped and refinished, old age seperations, some restored splits, and bend to one end of plank. Strong and sturdy. Please see photos.
H=30 1/2, L=104 1/8, D=31 1/2
Antique Single Plank Chestnut Table from Spain