Details: Late 19th century French butcher's block featuring a removable backsplash with simple carved scroll detail, an applied iron band and figural steer's head. The top of the base has a parquet carving station, made of mixed woods including maple and beech wood, and is slightly concave from generations of use. The iron slat toward the back is for knife storage and the corners are decorated with metal brackets. The red iron plate flanked by two decorative brass medallions reads: "Adonis du Michel, Villa des Sapins, Sainte-Livrade". The station sits over a large center drawer dressed with the decorative brass handle that surmounts a bottom open cupboard which is revealed by pulling the brass knob up and sliding the door back. This compartment presumably, is where the butcher would keep a bucket for cast off pieces or water and have it tucked away. A fabulous piece with tons of character and great work space for any kitchen!
Dimensions: 44"w x 28.25"d x 56.5"h (base=34.5"h) (top=43.5"x2.5"d x 22"h)
Condition: In fabulous condition. There is some evidence of beetles on the bottom door and some of the wooden strips on the exterior have dried and warped a bit, however, barely noticeable and does not affect the integrity of the piece.
Note: This piece is EXTREMELY heavy, as it is made from solid wood. We estimate the weight at about 400-500 lbs.