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RARE WILLIAM & MARY FIGURED WALNUT FOLD-OVER WRITING TABLE

England, c1690

 

Rare William & Mary Highly Figured Walnut Veneer Fold-Over Writing Table, England, c1690

 

The rectangular figured walnut book-matched and banded hinged top
opening to a highly figured walnut and walnut banded writing surface

above a case having two end drawers,
raised on 6 six turned ring and baluster supports, two being hinged gatelegs,
the legs connected by lower rectangular stretchers
each supported on bun feet

 

Ref : See McQuoid & Edwards, Dictionary of English Furniture,
"Tables – Library", Figs. 6 & 7 for similar examples.
"Tables specially designed for writing do not seem to have been made in England until towards

the end of the seventeenth century.....Late Stuart writing-tales were made in oak, walnut, prince's wood, etc.

and had rectangular folding top, two of the legs swinging out to support the flap.

This type of table was also used for cards and other purposes, the legs being of baluster or tapered pillar form."
Also discussed, English Furniture, 1660-1714, Adam Bowett, pp.213-215.

 

Condition : Good to excellent for age and usage;

retaining excellent color and patination, with a 'repolish' as some time in its history;

two small losses to of veneer to the stretchers; several replacements in mahogany to interior burr walnut banding;

evidence of prior wood worms with no current activity

 

28.5" High x 32.25" Long x 11.5" Deep (Closed), 23" (Open)

 

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Rare William & Mary Burr Walnut Fold-Out Writing Table, England, c1690, Top

 

Rare William & Mary Highly Figured Walnut Veneer Fold-Over Writing Table, England, c1690

 

Rare William & Mary Highly Figured Walnut Veneer Fold-Over Writing Table, England, c1690

 

Rare William & Mary Highly Figured Walnut Veneer Fold-Over Writing Table, England, c1690

 

 

Rare William & Mary Burr Walnut Fold-Out Writing Table, England, c1690, interior walnut grain

 

Above Image Showing Grain of Top Interior

 

Rare William & Mary Highly Figured Walnut Veneer Fold-Over Writing Table, England, c1690

 

The above image showing the fully veneered backside

 

Rare William & Mary Burr Walnut Fold-Out Writing Table, England, c1690, baluster legs & stretchers

 

Rare William & Mary Burr Walnut Fold-Out Writing Table, England, c1690, gateleg hinge

 

The above image showing the gateleg wooden hinge

 

 


 

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Rare William & Mary Highly Figured Walnut Veneer Fold-Over Writing Table, England, c1690

 

 

 

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