Table in guaiac wood, mahogany and speckled mahogany.
La Rochelle, late seventeenth-early eighteenth century.
Rare base model turned in balusters and H spacer in wood of guaiac, tray and front belt Cuban mahogany, the other three belts, mahogany of Cuba.
The guaiacum (guaiacum sanctum / guayacan, palosanto), often called wood of life or holy wood, and still (wrongly) ironwood, is a tree growing in the tropical zones of South America, mainly in the West Indies, whose exploitation is now heavily regulated by CITES because of its massive exploitation which is gradually leading to its extinction.
Table in superb original condition, tray, belts, base, spacer. The drawer arranged later (its facade taken in the mottled mahogany belt), some small slits and some very small gaps.
Price : on request