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Gate leg table – Sir Thomas Holte - 1633
Van de Ven Antique dealers
For sale: a unique gate leg table with origin, Sir Thomas Holte, Aston Hall, Aston, Birmingham, England.
The Jacobean table is dated 1633 and completely made of walnut, except the stand is made of oak wood. The table is sculpted with letters and coat of arms. On the top the letters "SIR THOMAS HOLTE - EXALTAVIT.HUMILES" are sculpted. EXALTAVIT.HUMILES means: he has exalted the humble. On the front sheet "ANNO 1633 Dom" and "FUIMUS" are sculpted. "FUIMUS" is often interpreted as "we have endured" or "we have always been", proclaiming the long history of the user. Besides, on both the top and the front sheet some coats of arms which are sculpted. The blind back sheet and turning leg are missing. The oak wood stand is 17th century, but perhaps it hasn’t been original for this table.
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