This is a stunning bespoke handmade Victorian style extending burr walnut and marquetry dining table with matching set of twelve chairs.
There is no mistaking the classic and sophisticated design of this exquisite oval burr walnut dining room table with fabulous marquetry inlaid decoration. This stunning table can comfortably seat twelve, and is also appropriate for a conference room. Whatever its function, it will make a profound impression on your dinner guests or clients and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
This table is made from burr walnut which has a beautiful grain, and this has been embellished with superb inlaid marquetry decoration, of ribbons, urns, flowers and vases.
It has three leaves of 60 cm each, which can added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism, and it is raised on five elegantly carved legs that terminate in brass cap castors.
The table top has exquisite hand cut inlaid decorations. These regal decorations include elegant swags and ribbons. To highlight the marquetry, as well as the natural grain of the wood, this table has been French polished by hand.
The set of twelve burr walnut and inlaid chairs match the table beautifully and comprises a pair of armchairs and ten side chairs. They are made from solid walnut and have upholstered drop in seats which can be removed so that the cane seats below can be used in warm weather.
This is a new bespoke handmade table and chair set.
The making of a marquetry masterpiece
The making of a bespoke marquetry dining table involves many phases - carried out with the highest level of attention to detail - by third generation master craftsmen in our workshop in Italy.
First the design of the marquetry is drawn on paper.
The paper is then glued on to a sheet of plywood and the veneers are attached to the underside with pins.
There can be a maximum of 16 sheets of veneer. In this case, there are 8 for the burr walnut and 8 for the marquetry.
With a fret cutter, using a very fine blade, the marquetry is cut out, using the burr walnut and various coloured veneers to compose the flowers. Today we use an electric fret cutter, although in the 18th and 19th centuries the cutters were operated by treadles.
All of the cut out pieces of veneer are then placed on a large tray.
They are then singed by being placed in hot sand in a red hot crucible. This singed effect gives different shades to the various veneers, depending on how deep and how long they are left in the hot sand.
The various items of veneer are then inserted into the burr walnut one by one. After they are inserted, tape is placed over them to keep them in place. They are then turned over and a sheet of glued paper is placed over them all, after which the tape can be removed.
The prepared solid mahogany table is then veneered with mahogany - twice on the under side, horizontally and vertically, and then once on the top side.
The prepared marquetry and burr walnut sheet is then placed on top and the whole table top is placed into a hot press, which glues the sheet to the top.
The backing paper can then be sanded off.
The table top is then veneered 4 times to prevent the top from bowing or warping.
Once the assembly is complete, the table is French polished by hand using natural products, resulting in a stunning bespoke masterpiece of marquetry.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 80 x Width 360 x Depth 130 - Fully extended
Height 80 x Width 180 x Depth 130 - Fully closed
Height 105 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - Armchairs
Height 105 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - Side chairs
Height 53 - Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 11 foot, 10 inches x Depth 4 foot, 3 inches - Fully extended
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 5 foot, 11 inches x Depth 4 foot, 3 inches - Fully closed
Height 3 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Armchairs
Height 3 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Side chairs
Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat Height
Our reference: 00917a
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.