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Bespoke Monumental 11metre 35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs

Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
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  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
  • Bespoke Monumental 11metre  35ft Dining Conference Table & 36 chairs | Ref. no. 01033a | Regent Antiques
Ref: 01033a
Price: £57,500.00
This is a superb bespoke dining set comprising a monumental 35ft dining table with the matching set of thirty six chairs. ...

This is a superb bespoke dining set comprising a monumental 35ft dining table with the matching set of thirty six chairs.


The table is made from burr walnut which has a beautiful grain with exquisite marquetry decorations which include bouquets of flowers, musical instruments, vases, swirls and geometric designs.


It has eight 3ft leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special double wind out mechanism.  When all the leaves are removed the table is transformed into a mid sized oval dining table. 

The table is raised on eight elegant hand carved reeded legs which terminate in brass cap castors.

The bespoke set of thirty six burr walnut and marquetry inlaid chairs compliment the table beautifully and comprises a pair of armchairs and thirty four side chairs. They are made from solid walnut and have upholstered drop in seats which lift off so that the cane seats below can be used in warm weather.

 

Condition:

This is a new bespoke handmade dining 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 82 x Width 1,070 x Depth 170 - Fully Extended

Height 82 x Width 350 x Depth 170 - Fully closed

Height 105 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - Armchairs

Height 105 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - Chairs

Height 53 - Seat height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 8 inches x Width 35 feet, 1 inch x Depth 5 foot, 7 inches - Fully Extended

Height 2 foot, 8 inches x Width 11 foot, 6 inches x Depth 5 foot, 7 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 - Chairs

Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat height

Our reference: 01033a

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture.  Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

 Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic  veneers, but other materials such as  mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were  also be used.
  


Winding Mechanism for extending tables
A man by the name of Samuel Hawkins applied for a patent on a screw expander on June 6th, 1861. Presumably, Mr. Hawkins either died or retired because his business was taken over by a young machinist named Joseph Fitter  in 1864.
Joseph Fitter operated a machinist shop where he produced winding mechanisms for extending tables as well as screw expanders for piano stools and other applications at 210 Cheapside, Birmingham England by the name of Britannia Works.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 82 x Width 1,070 x Depth 170 - Fully Extended

Height 82 x Width 350 x Depth 170 - Fully closed

Height 105 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - Armchairs

Height 105 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - Chairs

Height 53 - Seat height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 8 inches x Width 35 feet, 1 inch x Depth 5 foot, 7 inches - Fully Extended

Height 2 foot, 8 inches x Width 11 foot, 6 inches x Depth 5 foot, 7 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 - Chairs

Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat height

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Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the United Kingdom.

Returns will be processed within 2-3 business days of receipt.

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