18C French Provincial Burl Walnut Lyre Work Table

18C French Provincial Burl Walnut Lyre Work Table.

18C French Provincial Burl Walnut Lyre Work Table


PRESENTING an ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS little 18th Century French Provincial Burl Walnut Work Table with Lyre shaped supports.

This stunning little piece is elegant simplicity at it’s best with the most gorgeous natural age and patina to its surface.

We estimate this to be from circa 1760 – 80.

It is made of the most beautiful natural burl walnut with stunning patina. The top is rectangular with a raised walnut gallery. It has a single drawer to the front. It sits on lyre shaped side supports/legs in a criss-cross shape with a central support shelf to the base in an oblong shape.

This simple little table gets everyone’s attention when entering our store……and it is not a surprise as it is a REALLY QUALITY PIECE!

Provenance:

This Table is part of the Lida Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection......formerly of Highland Park, Dallas, TX.

This Table has an interesting  PROVENANCE:

We believe it was purchased by a Scotta Godwin/Obenchain from a French Antique Auction held at the Club Room in the Stoneligh Court (Hotel), Dallas on Wednesday the 2nd April 1930. (Now The Meridian Hotel).

We have the Original Auction Catalog which has remained with the family since their ancestor acquired various pieces at that Auction (along with other pieces in the Calvert Hall-Obenchain Collection on our Site).

The Auction was titled: " Works of Art and Furnishings of The Chateau de Turique (Nancy) and The Conde-Rougemont Home (Touraine). The cover of the Catalog also has a seal of a Coat of Arms.

The first page of the Catalog States: "Exhibition on Wednesday, April 2nd And Following Days From 10 A.M. to 10 P.M......EXHIBITION at CLUB ROOM, STONELIGH COURT, DALLAS, TEXAS".

The Second page gives a brief description of the Auction contents and states that " This Exhibition will be presented by M. Fernand M. Adda of Paris France"

We believe that this table may well have been one of the Lots in that Auction but we cannot immediately identify the Lot by it's description. 

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18C French Provincial Burl Walnut Lyre Work Table

Provenance: This Desk/Cabinet is part of the Lida Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection......formerly of Highland Park, Dallas, TX.

Calvert Hall,Obenchain,McMillan,Godwin Introduction PDF

Condition: Very Good ... one minor repair to back leg but not noticeable and does not adversely affect the piece.

Dimensions: 28" high, 22" wide, 14.25" deep. 

Price: $6,799.00. Sale Price Now: $4,499.00

 

18C French Provincial Burl Walnut Lyre Work Table