18th Century Swedish Flame Birch Tilt-top Table

18th Century Swedish Flame Birch Tilt-top Table

Sweden
Late 18th/Early 19th century
Flame birch, burl veneer
33” wide x 33 1⁄2” deep x 39 3⁄4” high

Some furniture reminds us that wood is created by sunlight. This Gustavian flame birch table, for example. The panels of bookmatched veneer on the square top glow. The columnar stem is supported by a delicately carved tripod base.

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