Late 18th – Early 19th Century. Measures 33 3/4″ H x 93 1/2″ W x 30 1/4″ D.
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Italian Neoclassical Walnut Refectory Table – 18th Century
A refectory table is a long, rectangular table typically characterized by a simple yet robust design. Originating in medieval monasteries, it served as the centerpiece of communal dining halls. Its elongated form allowed multiple individuals to sit on either side, fostering a sense of togetherness during meals.
Refectory tables were not just functional; they were symbolic. They represented the importance of shared meals in fostering community and were often found in the heart of monastic life. Over time, these tables evolved from monastic settings into grand homes, where they retained their reputation as sturdy and sociable pieces.
The late 18th century marked a period of revival and refinement, known as the Neoclassical era. In Italy, this revival fused classical Roman and Greek design elements with a newfound appreciation for simplicity and balance. Italian Neoclassical furniture is distinguished by its clean lines, classical motifs like columns and friezes, and a preference for finely-grained woods like walnut.
Walnut, often chosen for its rich, warm tones and fine grain, was a favored wood during the Neoclassical era. It exudes a timeless elegance that complements the refined aesthetics of the period. Its durability and ease of work also made it a preferred choice for crafting enduring pieces like this refectory table with carvings in high relief.
This beautiful table has undergone a complete restoration by our esteemed conservation team. This process, completed with French polish represents a dedication to preserving and revitalizing the table’s inherent beauty. The French polish, a meticulous finishing technique, will enhance the walnut’s natural luster, revealing its warm tones in all their glory. It’s a process that will not only protect the wood but also deepen its visual allure.
As this Italian Neoclassical Walnut Refectory Table embarks on its restoration journey, it carries with it the echoes of centuries past. It invites you to reconnect with the spirit of communal dining, the grace of Italian Neoclassical design, and the enduring appeal of walnut wood. Maison Felice is dedicated to preserving this piece of history while allowing it to shine anew, a masterpiece that bridges the past and the present, and a testament to the enduring elegance of Italian Neoclassical style.
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