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A Spanish Trestle Table

A Spanish Trestle Table

Spain, possibly Galicia

Baroque, first quarter of the 17th Century


Walnut and wrought iron

H. 77 cm. W. 109 cm. D. 64 cm.



Private collection, Wassenaar, The Netherlands 



Feduchi, L. (1969). El Mueble Español. Barcelona: Ediciones Poligrafa, pp. 112-113



A fine baroque table consisting of a rectangular single-plank top on two scrolling carved H-shaped side-supports, joined by curved wrought-iron struts. Notable are the fine volutes on the base of the supports and the shell-shaped decorations in the top of the supports, indication a possible origin in the Galicia region. The present table embodies the characteristics of Spanish furniture: sobriety and a serenity of line. Perhaps the most authentic form of Spanish furniture, the trestle table features a thick slab of walnut with iron fasteners or fiadores springing from the chambrana (stretcher) which joins each pair of feet terminating with a scroll. Practicality certainly determined the structure of this piece of furniture, tables like this could be moved and transported very easily. 

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