Important 19th Century Portuguese Baroque Style Mahogany Library Table


Important and historic 19th century baroque style Portuguese library table or writing table crafted from mahogany and walnut. Impressive table from the estate of David Karpeles and The Karpeles manuscript museum, Santa Barbara, CA. The table features a decorative case fronted by three storage drawers in front and faux drawers on the sides and back. The top panel is made from radiant mahogany with a gadrooned edge. The case is supported by massive baroque turned legs conjoined by barley twist stretchers. The legs have block joints on the bottom and end with disc feet. The joints and drawers have lovely pierced brass work, escutcheons, and pulls. Finished on all sides with a dramatic profile that could also serve as a center table.

Dimensions: 54"w x 28.5"d x 33"h

Circa: 19th Century, Portugal

Materials: Mahogany, Walnut

Condition: Distressed, minor wear consistent with age and use. Beautifully crafted with an aged patina as seen in photos. Age appropriate wear and fading with wood shrinkage, minor losses, and age cracks. Fair joinery and no key.

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