Pair of 18C Country French Cherrywood Open Shelved Side Tables

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Pair of 18C Country French Cherrywood Open Shelved Side Tables

PRESENTING a Lovely Pair of 18C Region French Cherrywood Open up Shelved Facet Tables.

Equally from circa 1790 and built of cherrywood, these superbly proportioned aspect tables are not completely matching, but pretty equivalent in fashion and design and have been with each other because the 1930’s (at a bare minimum).

Both equally, created working with wooden pegs, giving a apparent indication of their authenticity.

One particular bigger aspect desk, with central frieze drawer, with substitute brass knob.

It stands on magnificent strong cabriolet legs.

Above the foundation frieze there are 3 open cabinets.

Each shelf is has a molded and scalloped/curved edge to replicate the leading crown.

One particular lesser aspect table, yet again with central frieze drawer (this time on the facet) and cabriole legs. Earlier mentioned the foundation frieze there are 2 open up shelves. Curved frieze beneath on all sides.

The more compact table has experienced some repairs to the sides wherever the best shelf attaches.

These tables came from the identical Dallas Estate as a quantity of other goods in our Stock. Lots of of these were obtained by ancestors of the Estate, at a French Antique Auction held at the Club Room in the Stoneligh Courtroom (Resort), Dallas on Wednesday the 2nd April 1930. (Now The Meridian Hotel).

We have the Unique Auction Catalog which has remained with the merchandise ordered, given that they ended up acquired at that Auction (along with other items on our Site).

The Auction was titled: ” Functions of Art and Furnishings of The Chateau de Turique (Nancy) and The Conde-Rougemont House (Touraine). The address of the Catalog also has a seal of a Coat of Arms.

The 1st web site of the Catalog States: “Exhibition on Wednesday, April 2nd And Subsequent Times From 10 A.M. to 10 P.M……EXHIBITION at CLUB Area, STONELIGH Court, DALLAS, TEXAS”.

The Next website page gives a transient description of the Auction contents and states that ” This Exhibition will be presented by M. Fernand M. Adda of Paris France”

We imagine that this pair of aspect tables have been Lot No: 303 and ended up described in the Auction Catalog as:

“TWO PROVENCIAL CHERRYWOOD Facet TABLES …… On cabriole legs, frieze equipped with drawer and opened shelved top”

It is famous on the margin that the customer paid out the princely sum of $45 each and every (Full of $90) in 1930 for these tables. Allowing for simple inflation, this would equate to nicely above $1,700 nowadays.


French home furniture includes equally the most complex household furniture made in Paris for king and court docket, aristocrats and wealthy higher bourgeoisie, on the 1 hand, and French provincial home furnishings designed in the provincial towns and towns a lot of of which, like Lyon and Liège, retained cultural identities distinctive from the metropolis. There was also a conservative artisanal rural tradition of French country household furniture which remained unbroken until eventually the introduction of the railroads in the mid-nineteenth century.

Home furnishings created in provincial centers this kind of as Blois and Orléans in the Loire valley, and at Lyon or Liège (Not component of France politically but in just its cultural orbit), followed at some length the style and design improvements that ended up initiated in the luxury trades of Paris, generally with a time lag that could quantity to decades.

Features commonly related with French Provincial home furniture involve cabriole legs, and uncomplicated scalloped carving. Eating chairs normally have a wheat pattern carving reflecting the country surroundings of the maker. The ladder back again chair with a woven rush seat is the typical French Provincial eating chair. Finishes vary however widespread to all colours is the accumulation of polish or grime in the carving more than time ensuing in an aged patina and emphasis on the carving regardless of no matter if the furniture is painted or stained.


Pair of 18C Region French Cherrywood Open up Shelved Side Tables

Provenance: From a Personal Dallas Assortment

Affliction: Truthful Authentic problem. Some minimal blemishes as one would anticipate for items of this age. There are some repairs to the side of the smaller desk. We have mirrored this fix in the value.


Smaller Desk is 31 inches tall, 15.75 inches large and 10.5 inches deep.

Greater Table is 36 inches tall, 17.5 inches vast and 13.25 inches deep.