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Huge Bespoke Marquetry Dining Table 16 Chairs Extending Walnut

Large Marquetry Dining Table & Chairs Set | Bespoke Marquetry Dining Table & Chairs | Ref. no. 01213 A | Regent Antiques
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  • Large Marquetry Dining Table & Chairs Set | Bespoke Marquetry Dining Table & Chairs | Ref. no. 01213 A | Regent Antiques
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Ref: 01213 A
Price: £21,500.00
This is a very large bespoke handmade Victorian style large marquetry dining table with a set of 16 matching chairs. Crafted...

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This is a very large bespoke handmade Victorian style large marquetry dining table with a set of 16 matching chairs.

Crafted in burr walnut the large dining table, or conference table, is styled after a victorian dining table and features high quality marquetry which is carried out by expert, third generation craftsmen (and women). It is also available as a bespoke item with marquetry decoration to meet your own requirements - call for details.

Seating sixteen people in total comfort, this is an exceptional piece of luxury marquetry furniture which will add a focal point to any room. This large table is appropriate for a company board room, a conference room or, of course, a dining room. It could also be placed in a commercial space such as a feature piece in a hotel dining room or lobby and wherever it is placed it is certain to be a topic of conversation, so rarely do you see tables this large and imposing.

As a result of its beautifully figured grain, fine quality burr walnut has been used for centuries by the very best furniture makers. The main feature of this large marquetry dining table is not the grain of the burr walnut, although that is truly wonderful, but the intricate and delicate inlaid marquetry foliate decoration.

The hand cut inlaid marquetry depicting entwined leaves and flowers is made from veneers of different shades. To further highlight the natural grain of the burr walnut and the artistic excellence marquetry, this table has been French polished by hand.

By way of support, the considerable weight of this large dining table stands on six carved legs which are terminated with brass cap castors for easy movement around the room.

Matching Set of 16 Chairs

The matching set of 16 chairs included in the dining table & chairs set comprises fourteen side chairs together with a pair of armchairs. These chairs are constructed from solid walnut, and, like the table they accompany, have been beautifully French polished. They are upholstered, also feature delicate marquetry decoration which is painstakingly hand cut to match the table. As with the table, the marquetry on the chairs can also be customised to suit your requirements, at extra cost.

Condition

This is new, bespoke, handmade large marquetry dining table with a matching set of dining chairs. All items are, therefore, in pristine condition.

Please take a few moments to watch our video which explains how this wonderful large dining table was made.

More Information & Viewing

If you would like to know more about our range of bespoke and vintage large dining tables or if you have have any questions about this bespoke dining table & chairs set, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or call us. We have experts available in-house to take your call and provide you with any information you need.

You can also view this dining table & chair set plus many other large dining tables, by visiting our North London showroom and warehouse. Just email or call to arrange an appointment. Please quote our reference 01213A when contacting us so we know which item you are referring to.

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

We ship items free of charge to any mainland UK address.

If you would like to have this large bespoke marquetry dining table and chair set 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 bespoke dining table outside the European Union.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 79 x Width 495 x Depth 180 - Fully extended

Height 79 x Width 180 x Depth 180 - When completely closed

Height 105 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - 2 Armchairs

Height 105 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - 14 Side chairs

Height 53 - Seat Height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 16 feet, 3 inches x Depth 5 feet, 11 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 5 feet, 11 inches - When completely closed

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - 2 Armchairs

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - 14 Side chairs

Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat Height

Our reference: 01213 A

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

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.


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.

 

Marquetry
is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.

  
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 79 x Width 495 x Depth 180 - Fully extended

Height 79 x Width 180 x Depth 180 - When completely closed

Height 105 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - 2 Armchairs

Height 105 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - 14 Side chairs

Height 53 - Seat Height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 16 feet, 3 inches x Depth 5 feet, 11 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 5 feet, 11 inches - When completely closed

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - 2 Armchairs

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - 14 Side chairs

Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat Height

Shipping:

We ship worldwide and deliver to Mainland UK addresses free of charge.

A shipping cost to all other destinations must be requested prior to purchase.

UK shipping times are typically 2-3 days.

International shipping times vary depending on the destination and method of shipment.

To request a shipping quote for the items in your cart, please click HERE.

Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

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 European Union.

Returns will be processed within 1-2 business days of receipt.

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