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18th Century Country French Provincial Farmhouse Walnut Dough Table or Petrin Kitchen Table

Monumental 18th-century country French farmhouse dough bin or petrin table from Provence, France. Beautifully handcrafted from solid walnut featuring 6.7 feet long rectangular plank top with breadboard ends constructed with tenon and mortise joints. The large 1" thick plank top slides left and right to reveal a spacious storage bin. This type of storage petrin style table was used to make the bread dough mix in the bin, then removed and kneaded on the tabletop. The top was also used to iron clothes. Some bakers in old Frace still use the same type of dough tables to make bread. The top showcases a naturally distressed aged faded patina full of character. The wood showcases beautiful walnut grains and warm honey color. The table is supported by a heavy stand with a decorative shaped apron and thick tapered legs. Excellent joinery with a distressed patina. Makes a great kitchen table or display table. 

- Origin: Provence, France

- Dimensions: W 80.5" x D 31" x H 29.5" - apron clearance 22.5"

- Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use. Excellent joinery and craftsmanship with age-appropriate wear. Aged, rustic patina on the finish as seen in photos. Natural age splits in the wood.