Primitive French Washerwoman's Console Table in Pine
Originally used by French housewives to scrub laundry down by their local river or lake, tables such as these are now very difficult to find in France, as they are immediately snapped up for their elegant, simple form, worn tabletop surfaces, and sturdy construction. This is a beauty and has an unusual asymmetric top, where we believe the short piece was replaced in the mid-20th Century. With simple nails + mortise and tenon construction, hand-planed legs, and pleasingly rough top, the simple beauty shines through. It would be wonderful as a console in a monastic contemporary loft or can be used outside as a serving table. Very Axel Vervoordt! Please note that because this table was hand-made, there are slight variations in dimensions noted below. For clarity, the table measures 31.5 inches high at one end, 31.25 inches high at the centerpoint, and 31 inches high at the other end. The top measures 13.5 inches deep, but the legs extend outwards, making the overall depth of the table 18.5 inches.
France, CA 1900
H: 31-31.5 in W: 58.5 in D (top): 13.5 in D (legs): 18.5 in
Ref: FTC 1019