19C English Provincial Oak Side Table

19C English Provincial Oak Side Table.

19C English Provincial Oak Side Table


Presenting an EXTREMELY RARE 19C English Provincial Oak Side Table or Occasional Table.

Virtually square in shape.

From circa 1890 and made of solid oak, this beautifully proportioned side table has an ornately carved floral table top and sits on a solid turned baluster shaped set of legs..

Classic British provincial piece….. SOLID and STURDY as well as FUNCTIONAL and PRETTY!

 

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An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus (/ˈkwɜːrkəs/;[1] Latin "oak tree") of the beech family, Fagaceae. There are approximately 600 extant species of oaks. The common name "oak" also appears in the names of species in related genera, notably Lithocarpus (stone oaks), as well as in those of unrelated species such as Grevillea robusta (silky oaks) and the Casuarinaceae (she-oaks). The genus Quercus is native to the Northern Hemisphere, and includes deciduous and evergreen species extending from cool temperate to tropical latitudes in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. North America contains the largest number of oak species, with approximately 90 occurring in the United States, while Mexico has 160 species of which 109 are endemic. The second greatest center of oak diversity is China, which contains approximately 100 species.[2]

Oaks have spirally arranged leaves, with lobate margins in many species; some have serrated leaves or entire leaf with smooth margins. Also, the acorns contain tannic acid,[3] as do the leaves, which helps to guard from fungi and insects.[4] Many deciduous species are marcescent, not dropping dead leaves until spring. In spring, a single oak tree produces both male flowers (in the form of catkins) and small female flowers.[5] The fruit is a nut called an acorn or oak nut borne in a cup-like structure known as a cupule; each acorn contains one seed (rarely two or three) and takes 6–18 months to mature, depending on their species. The live oaks are distinguished for being evergreen, but are not actually a distinct group and instead are dispersed across the genus.

 

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak

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19C English Provincial Oak Side Table.

Provenance: From the Lida Calvert Hall/Obenchain/Godwin/McMillan Collection.

Check out our PDF on this Collection: Calvert Hall,Obenchain,McMillan,Godwin Introduction PDF

Condition: Excellent overall condition. In our opinion the top and the base did not start out life together. We believe that the top was added to the base and that the top may have been carved oak panels belonging to another piece of furniture. Some minor blemishes as one would expect for a piece of it's age.  We have reflected all these issues in the price.

Dimensions: 27" tall, 27.5" wide and 27.25" deep.

Price: $950.00. Sale Price Now: $459.99