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17th Century Solid Yew Wood Refectory Table

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17th Century Solid Yew Wood Refectory Table

SHORT DESCRIPTION
A beautiful 17th century refectory table made from substantial yew wood timbers and with attractive top of four varying width boards
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DIMENSIONS
34.5 inches wide, 94 inches long and 31 inches high. Floor to underside of table is 28.5 inches. For metric please multiply by 2.5
DATED
17th Century

 
FULL DESCRIPTION
A beautiful 17th century refectory table made from substantial yew wood timbers and with attractive top of four varying width boards with some slight shrinkage and undulations, with cleated ends and set on four large baluster turned legs united by a single stretcher, also in solid yew wood.

The table has been restored in the last 50 years and has been re-polished. There are some scarfed in and patched repairs to the top and legs which are well blended and not noticeable along with some later timbers and bracing below the table top. The table with some original and early iron nails and original pegged joints but also with later fixings and some later scarfed in timber infills to the ends of the cleats which appear to have been rebated to take additional extensions, probably in the early 20th century.

Of a very good size and comfortable height, the table seats 8 people comfortably with plenty of leg room and could seat more at a bit of a squeeze.

Very attractive with lively crotches and grain and typical dark flashes, extremely heavy, very rare to find a solid yew wood table of this period. With the faults as described and priced to sell.