(SOLD) This rustic Tuscan antique table is quite large and can seat up to 10 people. The 19th century table from Siena has a large drawer on each end for storage. I purchased the table from an upholsterer who acquired the table many years ago in exchange for work that he had done for the Palazzo Ravizza Hotel located not too far from his workshop. Not only does this table have character, but it has an interesting history as well. See below.
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DIMENSIONS: 31.50"H, 23" to apron, 98.75"L X 46.75"W
MATERIAL: White Poplar
AGE: Late 19th Century
ORIGIN/REGION: Siena,Tuscany, Italy
History of the Palazzo Ravizza from the hotel’s website…
"The story of the Palazzo Ravizza dates back to the Great War, when Miss Elena and Giuditta Grottanelli de Santi inherited the Palazzo from their cusins Ravizza. After moving in the Palazzo, these sienese aristocratic ladies realized they couldn’t afford their old fashioned style of life, and opened their home to paying guests who spent long periods in Siena, hence the name Pensione catering to boarding customers.
The protected and elegant atmosphere of this sienese Pensione, the aristocratic style the house and the garden soon turned Palazzo Ravizza into a landmark in the city of Siena, particularly for anglosaxon and international travellers: among them, many historians, musicians, influential writers and art collectors such as Miss Helen Frick (Frick Library in New York) who as a personal friend of the Grottanelli ladies, helped and encouraged the conversion of the Palazzo into the Pensione, and who donated the Steinway concert piano in the salon."
Over 80 years after, Palazzo Ravizza is an indipendent hotel run by the same family, maintaining the same style and interiors and today guests will find unchanged those special qualities of this Siena Hotel described in the Old Visitor’s Books: its calmness, style, attentive staff and peaceful atmosphere.”