This splendid walnut table produced in Lombardy at the end of the 16th century has a dark patina, quite characteristic of late Renaissance cabinetmaking in this region. Its top, made in one piece, is supported by a lyre-shaped base, while the spacer receives in its center the conjunction of two support elements with carefully studied and sculpted shapes. These elements make our table special, because they are usually turned in the opposite direction, as shown by many comparisons in Giacomo Wannenes’ book, Mobili d’Italia, published in 1988 (pp. 147, 148, 151). Moreover, the study of these other Lombard tables showed that our piece also stands out for its dimensions. Indeed, most tables of this type are large, while ours seems to have been made for private use, perhaps for a study.

Walnut table – Lombardy – Late 16th century