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The Rich History of Antique Walnut Tables

Posted on July 28, 2023

Walnut has been a popular choice for furniture making for centuries due to its strength, durability, and beautiful, rich colour. Antique walnut tables, in particular, have a rich history dating back to the Renaissance period in Europe.
During the 16th century, Italian craftsmen began incorporating walnut into their furniture designs, which quickly spread throughout Europe. These early tables were often heavily carved with intricate designs and featured turned legs and stretchers.
In the 17th century, the popularity of walnut furniture continued to grow, and English craftsmen began to produce simpler, more elegant designs that were highly sought after. These tables often featured straight legs and a rectangular or oval-shaped top, with little or no carving.
By the 18th century, the use of walnut in furniture making had become widespread throughout Europe and America. French craftsmen, in particular, were known for their highly ornate designs, which often incorporated marquetry and other decorative techniques.

During the Victorian era in the 19th century, walnut furniture fell out of fashion as new materials and styles became popular. However, in the 20th century, there was a renewed interest in antique furniture, and antique walnut tables became highly prized by collectors and enthusiasts.
Today, antique walnut tables continue to be valued for their beauty and craftsmanship. They are often found in museums and private collections, and can be a valuable addition to any home or collection. If you are looking for a good option, Antique Tables, UK is home to some great examples of antique walnut tables. Have a look!