|Title:||Oak Gateleg Table|
|Date/Era/Period:||Late 17th century|
|Item URL:||Click Here To View|
|Description:||oak drop-leaf table with pivoting legs, Weighs 14.5 lbs, 23" x 18" oval tabletop, 21" high, dark looks like oak, has a "1553" written on the bottom,.|
|Condition:||few scratches on tabletop seem to be covered by a finish, a few rough gouges on the edges|
|Appraised By:||Richard Schlom|
August 22, 2004
Dear Sir or Madam:
A small English Charles II (1660 – 1685) oak single leg gateleg table, late 17th century with good turnings and a trestle base.
Without examining the property first hand it is difficult to tell from the digital images whether it is a 16th, 17th or 18th century table. However, for the purpose of this appraisal we will assume it is 17th century. You may want to have the table looked at first hand by a qualified appraiser or antique furniture dealer.
Condition – After reviewing the photographs attached to the appraisal request document it appears to be in good original condition with the exception of being refinished. Again, this can only be determined by first hand examination.
Became king of England, Scotland, and Ireland in 1660. He was born on May 29, 1630, in London. He had lived in exile after the execution of his father, King Charles I, in 1649. That year, the Scots proclaimed Charles king of Scotland. But the Puritan leader Oliver Cromwell defeated his army in 1651, and Charles fled to France. After Cromwell died in 1658, the English people became increasingly dissatisfied with the government that Cromwell had established. In 1660, Parliament invited Charles to return and declared him king. The important events of his reign included two wars with the Dutch, the Great Plague, the Great Fire of London, and an assassination attempt called the Rye House Plot. Charles was a member of the House of Stuart. He died on Feb. 6, 1685.
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