An Exceptionally Rare Mid 18th Century English Elm Farmhouse Kitchen Dining Table Having Beautifully Figured Three Plank Top With Cleated Ends Raised On Square Tapering Legs With Stretchers To Each End Retaining Exceptional Colour And Patina Throughout.
It is most rare to find English 18th century variations of the traditional farmhouse table still on the market and available for sale these days, instead by far the majority which are available are 19th century and French.
It is even rarer to find them in such excellent condition retaining such a beautiful, rich, warm colour and patina. The top has cleated ends which is a design used to try and ensure that the planks do not move too far apart during the natural shrinking process of wood, which has been relatively successful on this particular table as although there has been some very minor shrinkage, the planks remain relatively firmly together.
The overall size is of course perfect to comfortably seat 10 and the rustic type top very much lends itself to the table actually being used, as opposed to just admired, which can often be the case with many of the more formal mahogany or rosewood dining tables which can be found on the market today. It really is a quite beautiful piece of furniture, perfect for many hours of entertaining at home coupled with the practicality and versatility for day to day use.
Clearance Height For Sitting Under 18.5in