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Solid Oak Refectory Dining Table & 8 Carolean Chairs

Large Dining Table & Chairs Set | Oak Refectory Dining Table & Carolean Chairs Set | Ref. no. 03869c | Regent Antiques Sold

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Here we have a carefully and thoughtfully matched dining table and chairs set. We have selected a solid oak Jacobean style refectory table and matched it with a set 8 Carolean chairs which date from the latter half of the 20th century.

There are two armchairs for the heads of table and six spacious and comfortable side chairs.

These vintage chairs were originally retailed by Merryweather & Son, of Holloway, London and bear a brass plaque confirming this.

The chairs are made of solid oak and have been masterfully hand carved with barley twist columns, crowns, putti and ornamental scrolls.

They have traditional caned backs and seats. These Carolean chairs stand on nicely moulded scroll legs with hand carved “H” pattern stretchers. They have acquired a very attractive colour and patina.

The table in question is a solid oak refectory table which, despite being a modern piece, is faithfully made in the style of a Jacobean dining table at our own workshops located in Norfolk.

This table is suitable not only for dining room or kitchen use but would also be very useful in a conference room or company boardroom.

This large Jacobean dining table has been made using traditional methods in a distinctive Jacobean style. It features a substantial fixed oak plank top. The table top is mounted onto four very sturdy legs combined with a single central stretcher that is further connected to two rails in order to provide additional strength. This table will comfortably seat ten people.

It is clear to see from the photographs that the table’s distinctive Jacobean refectory styling gives this lovely table an aesthetic quality that would work equally well in a country house or a traditional hotel setting.

Whether used as a large dining table or as a boardroom or conference table the single central stretcher arrangement makes for comfortable dining using chairs, as opposed to the benches that it would have been used with historically.

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.


As you can see from the photographs, this dining table & chair set is in very good condition. The table is brand new and the Carolean chairs date from the latter part of the 20th century.

More Information

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Our showroom is open Mon - Fri 10am to 5pm and also on certain Saturdays - please call first if travelling on a Saturday to make sure that we are open.

If you can’t come in person and you would like more information about this refectory dining table and Carolean chairs set or indeed if you have any questions at all, please contact us by email or phone using the contact details shown at the top of this page. Whether calling in person at the showroom or making contact by email or phone, please quote this item’s reference number 03869C so we can be sure to show you, or talk about, the item(s) that you are interested in.

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

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

If you would like to have this Jacobean style large oak refectory dining table and its accompanying set of 8 Carolean chairs 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 and chair set 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 and chair set outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 77 x Width 260 x Depth 91 - Table

Height 124 x Width 66 x Depth 70 - Armchairs

Height 117 x Width 50 x Depth 57 - Chairs

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 8 feet, 6 inches x Depth 3 feet - Table

Height 4 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 2 feet, 4 inches - Armchairs

Height 3 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - 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: 03869c