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Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC

Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
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  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
  • Vintage Regency Style 8ft Round Pollard Oak Dining Table 20thC
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Price: £6,750.00
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This is a beautiful vintage Regency style dining table dating from the late 20th century.

This fabulous table was purchased from one of the beautiful conference rooms at Rothschild Bank in the City of London when they were having their renovations.
 
It dates from the last quarter of the 20th century, is fabulous quality and is in excellent condition. It is highly desirable to have large round tables for dinner parties as all the guests can talk to each other easily.

The table top has been crafted from wonderful pollard oak  and has a crossbanded border with an ebonised inlaid line separating it.

The fabulous centre base is reminiscent of George Bullock’s work and the central column stands on a shaped base with four beautifully carved lion’s paw feet with recessed brass castors.

This fascinating table represents all the very best elements of English furniture making. There is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this handsome table which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection, and a talking point with your guests at mealtimes.

This table is shown with a matching set of ten Vintage Regency style chairs which are not included in the price but are available if required.


Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 240 x Depth 240

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 7 feet, 10 inches x Depth 7 feet, 10 inches

Oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus - Latin "oak tree" having approximately 600 extant species. Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quartersawn. Oak wood is very durable, easy to maintain and resistant to wear and tear which is why it can be easily handed to the next generations if taken well care of. 

Pollard Oak
Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been common in Europe since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas worldwide, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height. The bole of the tree, constantly cut back over a period of years, will eventually form a lump, or ‘burr’, which when sawn for veneer, gives a lovely grained, swirling figure.
The effect is similar to that of burr walnut with its distinctive speckled grain. Burrs, or ‘burls’, are growths which appear on the side of tree trunks, resulting from a tree undergoing some form of stress. They may be caused by an injury, virus or fungus.
During the 19th century great strides were made in the mechanisation of cabinet making. Marc Isambard Brunel [ Isambard Kingdom’s father] built the first steam driven saw mill, and invented a circular saw that could be used to cut veneers thinly and evenly for the first time. He also developed the first hydraulic veneer press. The figured wood cut from burrs and pollards is notoriously difficult to cut and lay: the wild grain which makes it so attractive results in a very delicate, brittle veneer. The new machines enabled the Victorian craftsmen to make the most of these beautiful timbers.
 Oak wood virtually lasts forever and you can still admire oak furniture in museums and palaces even if it was made many centuries ago. Oak has been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture. 

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).

Satinwood

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: 03145

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