In the beginning the table was a movable furniture with removable feet, easy to build and disassemble. Most of the 15th and 16th century tables are built following the Roman cartibula principles that is a plate standing on two large stands secured by a crossbar.
The lengthy and elegant plate of this Italian Renaissance palace table stands on a simple belt.
The two fan-shaped feet are finely carved and depict two scrolls and ancanthus framing an anthémion and decorative knob. The lower part of the bracket-shaped feet is achieved by strong and beautifully detailed lion paws.
Operating a nice balance between ornaments and plain surfaces the table’s crossbar is sober and robust.