French Antique Walnut 2 Drawer Server, Desk
French antique walnut 2 drawer server, desk, originating from the Alsace region of France and dating from C 1800. This lovely piece has scalloped frame to the front, back and sides and sits on double tapered legs, incorporating a dish moulding, which often derives from the regions along the French and Swiss border.
The top is made from one solid plank of walnut, being hand adzed and planed and has been channeled on the underside in order to accommodate the base, due to being convex. The walnut used has quite a tight grain, indicating that it was grown in the northern part of France, as against the lighter, straighter grain from the south.
A different and delicate piece, utilising unusual timber for this region, as you would expect oak, fruitwood or pine.
Dimensions: 126 cm (49.75″) long x 55 cm (21.5″) width x 78 cm (30.75″) height.
Price: £1280.00 SOLD