Antique Walnut Emilia “Fratina” Table

ORIGIN: Emilia Romagna, Italy
AGE: Early 19th century
DIMENSIONS: 88 ½” l x 33” w x 31 ¼” h
MATERIALS: Walnut
CONDITION: Excellent; minor old restorations on legs

Description

This substantial table is absolutely a one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece. The thick rectangular solid walnut top consists of 2 wide planks and has a smooth ogee edge.  Uniquely shaped handcrafted legs support the top.  The H-stretcher is a later addition.  There are two very long drawers on each end, which are great for storing table linens.  This table comfortably seats 8.  Curiously, there are two small sets of initials – PR and PI – burned into the apron.  From the floor to the bottom of the apron measures 24 ¾”.