Hover over image to zoom
Early 20th Century Oak Wake Table
Early 20th Century Oak Wake TableEarly 20th Century Oak Wake TableEarly 20th Century Oak Wake TableEarly 20th Century Oak Wake TableEarly 20th Century Oak Wake Table

Early 20th Century Oak Wake Table

10735

$3,375.00
1 Available

Product Description

A term often used in conjunction with death is, of course, the “funeral parlor”. This term originates with the wake table and the historic funerary practices of families, most markedly Irish families, as the celebration has roots in the Celtic tradition. Keeping vigil over the body of a recently deceased loved one was meant to chase evil spirits away until the soul had achieved its immortal goal of transferrance to the eternal realm. This beautiful early 20th century oak table would have been the gathering place for familiy meals, with its large ovoid size. In the event of a family death, the leaves were dropped and the table was brought to the household parlor, where the coffin would rest upon the table for the duration of the wake and for visitation by mourners. Great story, fantastic table.

Measures 82.5 x 60 x 30”

Due to the size of this item, accurate shipping charges are not available online. At checkout, please select "pickup from our store" as your shipping method and we will contact you with an accurate shipping quote to be charged separately.