SPANISH WALNUT TABLE 17TH CENTURY

Antiques - Furniture
Reference: Z3070

Table of leg of lira of century XVII.
Walnut wood, with wrought iron fasteners and one piece board.

Lira leg table in baroque style, entirely made of walnut wood, with legs of carved profile and one-piece rectangular board with a smooth profile. The legs have a mixtilinear cut, based on entrances and projections of great dynamism and decorative sense, chiaroscuro even though they lack size, which tell us about the taste of Baroque Europe. Thus, we see complex paths that combine simple curves, edges and steps, creating shapes that are at the same time regular and symmetrical, in the same way as Baroque classicism. The legs are attached to the board through curved iron fasteners, typical of this type.
The tables of leg of lira have their origin in the Spain of Carlos II, during the second half of the XVII century. The simplest ones present a simple cut in the lateral legs, becoming completely carved in the models of peripheral centers. The fact that the board is left smooth, without decorating, responds to the fact that the tables were dressed with rich fabrics, which fell practically hiding the entire table. Thus, in the less wealthy houses, which could not afford to dress the tables with luxury, the decoration had to be centered on the legs, and hence they were carved. Inspired by the tables of classical antiquity (marble and with transversal supports), they have two lateral supports that can be disassembled to transport the furniture, and that can present a profile of a lyre or a vase."


· Size: 192x102x84 cms.

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