Henry VIII oak merchants table

Circa 1520 - 1540

W 47.25" × H 29.75" × D 19"

Stock # Marh231


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Henry VIII joined oak merchants table. Tables of this quality and type are rare to survive due to original use, commonly known as counter tables, nearly all known counter tables that do survive have later tops, replaced lower rails and feet, this example being no different. These tables were used in shops and market places for the use of counting and calculating, measuring cloth etc. A near example and quite possibly the same workshop table was sold in the Nyetimber Manor collection, Sotheby's 2001, lot 1154. The front with two horizontal linenfold panels and the muntins and legs carved with gothic arched windows, these arches are carved to legs and muntins on all four surfaces. The sides with single horizontal linenfold panels. Replaced top, bottom board, missing rear lower casement rail and muntin, all feet tipped. Original stretcher rails.