This incredible banquet table is very, very sturdy construction. The massive ornately carved legs (6), apron, and framing on the table top is of forest animals, masks of heads, faces and acanthus carvings. It is in good condition and shows wear. We have yet to look at each of the extensions to see the condition, but they are accounted for. Closed it measures 60" x 60" PLUS 5 extensions each measuring 21 1/2" wide Plus 2 extensions measuring 12" wide
Purchased from the Engineers Club in Baltimore in the 1940's by my clients grandfather.
Good morning, Margo,
Thanks so much for the corrected dimensions and the photos of the underside - they are tremendously helpful and confirmed my suspicions that this table was of late 19th century manufacture rather than 16th century.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A Jacobean style or Renaissance Revival carved oak(?) extending dining or banquet table
In the English style, late 19th Century
with six heavily carved bulbous legs, the top with acanthus edge over a skirt with lunette and mask decoration.
30 inches high, 60 inches wide, 60 inches long (closed), with five 21-1/2 inch wide leaves for a maximum length of 191 1/2 inches
CONDITION: not examined in person but appears to be in good condition with wear commensurate with age and use.
PROVENANCE: Purchased from the Engineers Club in Baltimore in the 1940's by client's clients grandfather.
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