An 8 -12 seater, late-18th century, oak and beech farmhouse table with an unusual, central ladder stretcher and a 1 ¾ in. thick top

September 18, 2019 3:19 pm Published by

The 1 ¾ inch, thick, beech top, with some old patches to disguise worm damage, is made from 3 planks of oak with cleated ends. The edges with old tack marks, most likely fixing a fabric that was pinned over the top. The plain frieze has brackets at each corner, some replaced, and is fitted with a walnut, bread board with brass ring handle on one long end. Standing on straight legs joined by an unusual, central ladder stretcher and shaped side stretchers.

Length 220cm. 7ft., 2 ½ in., Height 79 ½ cm., 2ft., 7 ¼ in, Height to underside of frieze 66 ½ cm., 26 ¼ in., Top thickness 4 ½ cm., 1 ¾ in., Depth 79 cm., 2ft., 7in.

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