19th Century French Oak, Iron and Leather Blacksmith Bellows Coffee Table
Decorate a ranch or a country living room with this unusual antique blacksmith’s bellows coffee table. Crafted in France circa 1860 and shaped as a heart, the table stands on three intricate iron legs. The piece features the original accordion leather strapping around the top, a cone shaped iron devise blowing air at one extremity, and the blowing handle at the other; it is further embellished with decorative nails all around. The coffee table is in excellent condition with a rich walnut patina and beautiful patinated leather. A useful piece, but also a true conversation starter!
(A bellows is a device constructed to furnish a strong blast of air forcing a stream when the cavity is compressed. It had many applications for blacksmiths shops, in particular blowing on a fire to supply it with air, and made it easier to bend the metal).
Measures: 45″ W x 26″ D x 20 H.
|Dimensions||45" W x 26" D x 20" H|