Posted on Tue May 08 2018
American Empire Center Pedestal Table, circa 1880 Rare Chestnut OVAL Measurements without leaf: Length 56.5" Width 46" Height 29.5" Table can be made to extend - with additional leaf - included and I have beautiful leather Ted Boerner dining chairs which gives the table a modern look See my other listings Considering the age this table is in perfect condition. Chestnut wood is extremely rare due to the devastating airborne disease in the 1920’s that killed billions of chestnut trees along the Eastern seaboard. The chestnut tree was know to be so plentiful that its been reported that a “squirrel could jump from tree to tree from Maine to Georgia without touching the ground”. At one point there were approximately 4 billion chestnut trees in the east which were attacked by the Asian disease. The durable, rot resistant chestnut wood was used in the building of homes and barns, railroad ties, and the nuts were gathered for feeding livestock. A highly dense and durable wood, chestnut is fabulous for anyone wanting an exceptional wood that is highly durable and can withstand heavy use.