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Table Rent Center Desk Tavolino Tuscan Italian Walnut Oval Baroque

Table Rent Center Desk Tavolino Tuscan Italian Walnut Oval Baroque

circa 1620
75.00cm high (29.53 inches high)
118.50cm wide (46.65 inches wide)
78.00cm deep (30.71 inches deep)
Description / Expertise
Exceptionally rare, large, museum quality, Tuscan, Baroque, walnut, rent or center table or tavolino with detachable top and single drawer

- This beautiful, rent table is an uncommonly large size, made for a landlord, with sophisticated, Classic ornamentation, exceptional color and patina
- Very few rent tables survive and they are usually only found in historic house and museum collections.
- Stunning 2.5cm thick, detachable, oval top with stunning patina.
- Characteristic single drawer accessible from both sides.
- The bracket ornament adjacent to the top and bottom legs give this table classic Italian gravitas.
- This table exudes character and charm and has a fabulous lustrous patina and rich color.
- It is sturdy and practical for use as an occasional, center, library table or desk.

The 2.5cm thick top in 3 sections with usual ink marks, indentations, old water marks. Secured with loose pegs which are not original. Wear from old worm damage to lopers. The frieze fitted with a single, moulded drawer with one original fruitwood knob and one later, probably C19, elm bottom boards and fruitwood sideboards. Standing on square section legs with shaped corner brackets joined by square stretchers. Repair to one side bracket. Splices on three feet and a patch in part of one stretcher repairing worm damage. Exceptional original color and patina.

Named after their function of collecting rents with detachable tops so that they could be taken around the estate/s. As on this table the drawers characteristically slide backwards and forwards so that the tenants could discreetly put their rent money into the drawer from their side.

Measures: Height 75cm 29½ inches, depth 78cm., 30½ inches, length 118.5ocm., 46¾ inches.
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