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18th century french xl oak "coffee" table

This massive, square table was made by a woodworker and a blacksmith in Southern France around the year 1750. It was a central place in a castle, or a big farm where people gathered. Sitting on, or around it, working, discussing life and politics. Not much later the French Revolution would break out. The table survived it and the ages after. It's incredible patina would certainly have some tales to tell if it could talk

While our focus lies in the development of 20th century modernism, we think a piece like this brings it all into perspective. And actually consider some of the modernist principles: Form follows function? Less is more? Clear proportions and geometry? No pretentious ornaments?  Or even social equality? Do they not all apply on this beautiful low table? 

We call it a low table, for in 1750 there was no coffee in france. But you can certainly use it as a coffee table. Place some books on it, vases, art.. Add some pillows to sit on and you can use it for everything at the same time. Needless to say; this low table is very sturdy. We consider it's condition perfecly shaped by history

  • Designer

  • Manufacturer

  • Year of design

    Ca 1750
  • Country

  • Materials

    Antique french oak
  • Dimensions

    H: 46, L: 150, W: 150 cm
  • Condition

  • Price

    Sold: Japan

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