This charming little table was made in Emilia Romagna at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries, probably in the region of Bologna. Made of walnut wood, it has a dark patina, characteristic of late 16th century Renaissance cabinetmaking. In addition to this patina, the series of nails that adorns the entire table, is a revealing element of the production of furniture in this region.
The tray, made in one piece, is supported by four baluster feet. The H-brace is made of the same elements as the legs. Our piece stands out from the other tables of this period by its dimensions. Indeed, most tables of this type are large. Ours, of more modest dimensions, seems to have been made for a private, more intimate use.

Drawer table – walnut wood – Emilia Romagna – Late 16th century, early 17th century


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