French Provincial verde green wrought iron occasional or coffee table. Rectangular glass top table within c and s-scrolled hand-forged iron frame, supported on an elaborate hand-forged iron base with scrolled legs and spreaders.French Provincial or also called French Country was popular in Paris in the 18th century. This style is often associated with Provence or the country side with its rustic elements and elegant detail, Wrought iron was often used in provincial France for its functionality and durability. This country design compliments an traditional setting or adds exuberant contrasting highlights to modern and contemporary settings.
Before 1915 it is believed that coffee tables did not exist. Alexander Payne and James Zemaitis authors of “The Coffee Table Coffee Table Book” (Black Dog Publishing, 2003) came to the conclusion that the coffee table is a 20th century invention. They state that the French “table bas”, a low table that was placed around the perimeter of a room rather than in the center. In 1915, fashion magazines started showing the tables in the middle of the room and the concept was then spread worldwide.
Style: French Provincial
Place of Origin: France
Period: Circa 1920
Material: Wrought Iron
Dimensions: (31.375 X 21.25d, 17.75"h)
Condition: Good antique condition
Wear: Consistent with age, some rust
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