18th C. geometric design carved low boy - side table
18th C. lowboy side table with rare geometric incision worked top.
An English 18th Century oak lowboy / side table of simple style and desirable proportions with an unusual and rare geometric patterned carved and incision worked top surface.
It is believed to have come from an English priory or monastery, or a private country house with a religious owner who used the table in a bedroom or anti-chamber to place some religious artifacts (candles, bible, icon etc) before prayers.
Its unique incision work was possibly undertaken by a local carpenter or joiner, perhaps at the commission of the owner(s). It's added charm is that is that it has a certain naive and primitive "feel" to it - an interesting example of simple English country furniture but with unusual usage and provenance.
It it in good condition overall - it is firm and stable on it legs - no woodwoom or splits (please see photographs). It has a superb patina along with its unique design elements. A real one off!