A STUNNING MID 17TH CENTURY ENGLISH OAK TRESTLE TABLE. CIRCA 1640.
THIS FINE ENGLISH TABLE HAS A SINGLE SLAB TOP OF OAK WHICH IS 3”THICK X 8FT 3 “ LONG X 32” DEEP X 30”HIGH. IT STANDS ON TWO HEAVY OAK TRESTLE SUPPORTS UNITED BY A CENTRAL STRETCHER .
ORIGINALLY FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF H.W KEIL, THE RENOWNED ANTIQUE DEALERS, BOND ST, LONDON. SOLD IN 1972 TO SIR CLIFFORD AND LADY HAMMETT, THE BURY, BISHOPS STORTFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE WHERE IT HAS REMAINED UNTIL NOW. ALL THE ORIGINAL RECEIPTS COME WITH THE TABLE.
Clifford James Hammett, judge: born 8 June 1917; Magistrate, Nigeria 1946-52; called to the Bar, Middle Temple 1948; Senior Magistrate, Fiji 1954, Puisne Judge 1955, Chief Justice 1967-72, Acting Governor General 1971; conjoint Chief Justice of Tonga 1956-68; Kt 1969; Regional Legal Adviser with British Development Division in the Caribbean 1975-92; married 1946 Olive Applebee (four sons, one daughter); died Henham, Essex 28 June 1999.
A WONDERFUL COLOUR AND PATINATION , A EXTREMELY PRACTICAL AND USABLE EXAMPLE OF AN ENGLISH TRESTLE TABLE FROM THE MID 17TH CENTURY.
SEE THE BENCH ALSO LISTED FROM THE SAME COLLECTION.
STOCK NO 1984.