The French Walnut custom Credenza is en route to its new home in Philadelphia this morning. It is made from very thick slabs (2” stock) of imported walnut and is finished with Tung oil and protected with wax. Three doors slide alongside one another. Inside there is one large adjustable shelf.
Everything about it is solid, very unique, and beautiful.
Filled with delightful swirling grain, the credenza’s stunning slab lumber was sourced from a single tree cut into flitches by specialists in imported and figured logs.
The three doors slide to reveal an adjustable shelf. It will make quite a statement in its Philadelphia home.
This piece has been described as a low console table, or a credenza.
According to Wikipedia, “Originally in Italian, the name meant belief. In the 16th century the act of credenza was the tasting of food and drinks by a servant for a lord or other important person (such as the pope or a cardinal) in order to test for poison. The name passed then to the room where the act took place, then to the furniture.”