12ft Bespoke Handmade Burr Walnut Marquetry Dining Table & 12 Chairs
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This bespoke handmade large dining table measures 360 cm (approximately 12 feet) when fully extended. Crafted in the style of a victorian dining table, it features the most superb marquetry and can comfortably accommodate up to twelve people making it suitable not only for dining but equally for use in a boardroom or conference/meeting room.
Crafted in top quality burr walnut, which is known to be a beautifully figured timber very popular with furniture makers across the ages, this large dining table also features a plethora of intricate inlaid marquetry designs depicting swags, urns and ribbons. All of the marquetry is handmade and inset. Made from wood veneers of various shades, this large dining table has been expertly French polished by hand to emphasis out the wood grains and marquetry to best effect.
The table features a special winding mechanism which is used to enable the fitting of up to three extension leaves of 60 cm (2 feet) each. These can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
This lovely large dining table has four wonderfully carved legs that also feature marquetry and that terminate in brass cap castors.
A set of 12 matching chairs, as shown in the photographs, is supplied with this table. There are ten dining chairs, each measuring 105 cm high x 48 cm wide x 46 cm deep. The two armchairs each measure 105 high x 56 cm wide and 53 cm deep.
The set of twelve burr walnut and inlaid chairs match the table beautifully. They are made from solid walnut with upholstered drop in seat pads which can be removed so that the cane seats below can be used in warmer weather, and for cleaning.
This large dining table and the set of chairs is brand new and therefore in pristine condition.
The Making of a Marquetry Masterpiece
Please take a few moments to view the video we have made about how this large dining table was made by our third generation craftsmen in Italy. We are able to build a similar table for you with your own specification marquetry decoration, at extra cost.
Will it fit?
This is a very large dining table so be careful to measure the space where you would like it to go. When fully extended using all three of the leaves, this large dining table has a height of 80 cm (2 feet, 7 inches) and a depth of 130 cm (4 feet, 3 inches) and a length of 360 cm (11 feet, 10 inches). When closed (the leaves are not being used) the height and depth are the same, but the length is reduced to 180 cm (5 feet, 11 inches). As you can see, even in its reduced format, this is still a large dining table.
About Burr Walnut
Burr walnut has been used by furniture makers for centuries due to its wonderful swirling figure which adds true glamour to the pieces it is used for. Most walnut wood displays the swirling figure when it is cut and polished, particularly when it is cut from where the trunk of the tree meets the roots. However, ‘true’ burr walnut comes from a rare growth pattern of a walnut tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. This formation is unusual and rare, so burr walnut usually refers to the more ordinary swirling figures found in more normal growth.
A personal viewing is always recommended for a furniture purchase as significant as this. However, if you can’t make the trip, please feel free to email or call us on the above number if you have any questions or queries. We have experts on hand who are always delighted to help.
You can also arrange a viewing of this large dining table and also our other stock of Victorian style marquetry large dining tables. Just email or call for an appointment at our North London warehouse, quoting reference 00917A so we know which large dining table & chair set is of interest to you.
The showroom is open weekdays, 10am to 5pm and on occasional Saturdays.
Bespoke Tables Service
Regent Antiques offer a full bespoke dining tables service - we can hand make a table in this style or in a number of other styles, to your own requirements should the size and/or colour of this one not fully meet your needs.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
We ship items free of charge to any mainland UK address.
If you would like to have this large dining table shipped to a non-UK destination, we will carefully pack and ship this item anywhere worldwide. Please ask us for a shipping quote first before purchasing the large dining table as we need to be sure we can meet your expectations and requirements.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee. You must return this large dining table in its original packaging and condition to be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that you are responsible for paying the return shipping charges, unless we sent you the wrong item, i.e. one that is materially different to what you ordered.
You are also responsible for paying any duties or taxes that fall due through shipping this large dining table outside the European Union.
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
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 11 feet, 10 inches x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches - Fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches - Fully closed
Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Armchairs
Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Side chairs
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 00917a