Mid 19th c. Primitive Mexican Mennonite Farmhouse Table c.1850

$2,495

ABOUT

A handmade mid-19th century Mennonite farmhouse table table with center drawer. The top consists of two wide planks which is an indication of age. Harvested trees where much larger during this period. Antique nail heads are clearly visible throughout. The table is very sturdy.

  • CREATOR Mennonite colony, Mexico.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1850s.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Pine.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Lower portion has been painted sometime in it's lifetime. Drawer front possibly replaced.
  • DIMENSIONS H 31.5 in. W 60 in. D 30.25 in. Knee clearance 24 in.

HISTORY

For the last 100 years, Mexico has been home to Mennonite farmers, who migrated from Canada, where many still live.

Descendants of 16th-century Protestant Anabaptist radicals from Germany, the Low Countries and Switzerland, Mennonites rejected military service and the concept of a church hierarchy, suffering years of persecution and making them reliant on the patronage of rulers eager to exploit their belief that agriculture and faith are intertwined.




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