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19th Century Century Country French Provincial Farmhouse Walnut Dough Table or Petrin Kitchen Table Description

Monumental mid-19th-century country French provincial farmhouse dough bin or petrin table from Provence, France. Beautifully handcrafted from solid walnut featuring 5.2 feet long rectangular plank top with breadboard ends constructed with tenon and mortise joints. The large 1" thick plank top slides and reveals a spacious storage bin constructed with dovetails. The storage was once 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. Due to old age and use the top has naturally warped in time. The table is supported by hand-carved turned provincial legs raised on bun feet. Excellent joinery with a distressed patina. Makes a great kitchen table or display table. 

- Origin: Provence, France

- Dimensions: W 63.25" x D 30" x H 30" - apron clearance 24"

- Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use. Excellent joinery and craftsmanship with age-appropriate wear and natural warping. Aged, rustic patina on the finish as seen in photos. Natural age splits in the wood. A wooden block has been installed to keep the top balanced.