This antique “Billot de Boucher”, or butcher block was crafted in Tours, in the Loire Valley of France, circa 1890. The piece stands on four fluted and spindled-shaped legs over a carved three-side scalloped apron decorated with the original brass plaque of provenance. The tabletop, made of mixed woods including maple and beech wood, features a carving station surface shaped from generations of use, and decorated with brass brackets at each corner, and embellished with a knife storage slot on the back; the station sits over a large bombe center drawer dressed with the decorative brass handle, and serpentine side panels. The carved back from a later addition is decorated with volutes on both sides and embellished a bronze bull head. The butcher table is in very good condition commensurate with age and use and adorns a rich light walnut patina. Place this charming work table in your kitchen or breakfast room for the ultimate Country French look; a true one of a kind! Two antique meat cleaver butcher knifes included. Decorative bronze plaque on the front which reads: “Philippe Lafon Tours”. Measures: 51″ W x 28.75″ D x 58.5″ H.
19th Century French Carved Butcher Block with Back and Bronze Cow Head
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