Antiques - Furniture
Reference: Z3070

17th century lyre leg table. Walnut wood, with wrought iron fasteners and one-piece board. Baroque style lyre leg table, entirely made of walnut wood, with carved profile legs and a single piece, rectangular, smooth profile top. The legs present a mixtilinear cut, based on indentations and protrusions of great dynamism and decorative sense, chiaroscuro even despite lacking carving, which speak to us of the taste typical of Baroque Europe. Thus, we see complex layouts that combine simple curves, edges and steps, creating moving yet regular and symmetrical shapes, in the manner typical of baroque classicism. The legs are attached to the board through curved iron fasteners, typical of this typology. Lyre leg tables have their origin in the Spain of Charles II, during the second half of the 17th century. The simplest ones have a simple cutout on the side legs, becoming completely carved in the peripheral center models. The fact that the tabletop is left plain, undecorated, responds to the fact that the tables were dressed with rich fabrics, which fell practically hiding the entire table. Thus, in less wealthy houses, which could not afford to dress the tables luxuriously, the decoration had to focus on the legs, and hence they were carved. Inspired by the tables of classical Antiquity (made of marble and with transversal supports), they have two lateral supports that can be dismantled to transport the furniture, and which can have a lyre or vase profile.

· Size: 192x102x84 cms.

14.000 €

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