This cherry Queen Anne hall table will have a faux central linen runner sculpted from maple. It stands 29” high, 15 inches deep, and 30” long.
I have always liked elements of furniture made during the federal period and the late 18th century, as well as much of the art from the contemporaneous neo-classical period.
Folded linens or disheveled table cloths were often included in the paintings and sculptures of that period. It adds an element of drama and non-linearity that I enjoy. An example would be David’s Oath of the Horatii.
It also provides an opportunity to incorporate non-linear elements into a single sample piece.