Lately, I’ve been a little addicted to the online marketplace 1stdibs.
I initially stumbled across it while researching antique needlepoint fireplace screens. John inherited a fireplace screen many years ago and we really don’t know much about its history. I vaguely remember a couple of stories about it but now I’m not too sure about the details.
Since I’m a history buff, I check in on 1stdibs at least once or twice per day and read about the origins of various antiques. I thought I would post my favorite daily pick. It’s all just for fun. Most of what I select, such as today’s French farm table, are beyond our reach financially. In fact, most of the wildly-priced antiques are just flat out absurdly expensive and completely unrealistic (for most of us).
However, I can envision today’s pick in Chateau Gudanes.
This rustic and massive white oak farm table was discovered in the foothills of the Pyrenees, not far from Pamiers (640 km from Paris).
The table has been rebuilt and cosmetically left alone.
Dealer: OLDPLANK – Chicago
Photos Courtesy of OLDPLANK/1stdibs.com