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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    A LOUIS XIV WALNUT EXTENDING DINING-TABLE

    LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A LOUIS XIV WALNUT EXTENDING DINING-TABLE
    LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top and extending leaves above a moulded frieze, on turned column supports joined by a moulded stretcher base, probably lacking feet
    30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 92½ in. (235 cm.) long, overall, 27¼ in. (69 cm.) deep


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    This type of table is often described as table en croix de Lorraine given the evident similarity between the shape of its stretchers and that of the French Croix de Lorraine. First described as Croix d'Anjou, it took the name of Croix de Lorraine, following the marriage of René Ier de Naples, or René d'Anjou (1409-1480) to Isabelle de Lorraine, heiress to the Duché de Lorraine in 1431. Closely related tables featuring toupies en pendentifs to the corners, are illustrated in J. Boccador, Le Mobilier Français du Moyen Age à la Renaissance, Saint-Rémy-en-l'Eau. 1988, p. 277, figs, 215 and 216.

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