19th Century French Carved Butcher Block with Back and Bronze Cow Head
This antique “Billot de Boucher”, or butcher block was crafted in Tours, in the Loire Valley of France, circa 1890. The piece stands on four fluted and spindled-shaped legs over a carved three-side scalloped apron decorated with the original brass plaque of provenance. The tabletop, made of mixed woods including maple and beech wood, features a carving station surface shaped from generations of use, and decorated with brass brackets at each corner, and embellished with a knife storage slot on the back; the station sits over a large bombe center drawer dressed with the decorative brass handle, and serpentine side panels. The carved back from a later addition is decorated with volutes on both sides and embellished a bronze bull head. The butcher table is in very good condition commensurate with age and use and adorns a rich light walnut patina. Place this charming work table in your kitchen or breakfast room for the ultimate Country French look; a true one of a kind! Two antique meat cleaver butcher knifes included. Decorative bronze plaque on the front which reads: “Philippe Lafon Tours”. Measures: 51″ W x 28.75″ D x 58.5″ H.
|Dimensions||51" W x 28.75" D x 58.5" H|
Late 19th Century