A MAGNIFICENT AND RARE LATE ELIZABETHAN OAK SINGLE DRAW-LEAF REFECTORY DINING TABLE. ENGLISH. CIRCA 1600.
THIS FINE EXAMPLE OF A WITHDRAWING TABLE HAS A THICK WONDERFULLY PATINATED THREE PLANK TOP WITH MITRE CLEATED ENDS OF 7FT4" IN LENGTH WHEN CLOSED. THE ORIGINAL DRAWING LEAF ALSO WITH MITRE CLEATED ENDS, OPENS UP TO MAKE THE TABLE 9FT8" IN LENGTH. IT STANDS ON BEAUTIFULLY CARVED AND FLUTED TURNED LEGS UNITED BY STRETCHERS, WITH A WONDERFUL COLOUR AND PATINATION THROUGHOUT.
CONDITION- THE INNER CLEAT TO THE LEAF HAS BEEN REPLACED PROBABLY IN THE 19TH CENTURY, ALONG WITH THE LEAF BEARERS.
THIS TABLE IS ILLUSTRATED IN ENGLISH DECORATION AND FURNITURE OF THE EARLY RENAISSANCE 1500-1650 BY M. JOURDAIN, PAGE 230, FIG 320.
PROVENANCE- ORIGINALLY FROM RENOWNED PRIVATE COLLECTION OF SIR EDWARD BARRY, OCKWELLS MANOR, BRAY, BERKSHIRE.
Ockwells Manor is the most magnificent medieval secular building in the county. It survives almost completely intact from its original erection for Sir John Norreys perhaps as early as 1446, but certainly by about 1450. Building work was not completed until 1466
SINGLE DRAW-LEAF TABLES ARE VERY RARE, AN EXAMPLE SOLD IN SOTHEBYS, THE CLIVE SHERWOOD COLLECTION, MAY 2002, LOT 79.
7FT4" LONG X 30.5" WIDE X 32" HIGH. WHEN CLOSED.
9FT8" LONG WHEN OPEN.
STOCK NO 1601.