In the Victorian style, this bespoke handmade large dining table features superb marquetry and seats sixteen people in regal comfort.
This large dining table is a wonderful piece of luxury furniture which would equally as well be at home as a conference table or bespoke piece for a commercial venue such as a hotel or restaurant.
Burr walnut has been used by fine furniture craftsmen for centuries due to its beautifully figured grain. This particular large dining table also incorporates exquisite inlaid marquetry featuring flowers, urns, vases and ribbons. Made from wood veneers of various colours, we have French polished this large dining table by hand to show off the glorious wood grains to best effect.
Featuring a double wind out mechanism, this large dining table can be extended with four leaves. The leaves can be separately added or removed to provide a very flexible length table which will suit any occasion.
This lovely large dining table has six legs to ensure it is fully stable and each leg terminates with a brass cap castor.
Available as a separate purchase, why not go the whole hog and order the matching chair set as shown in the photographs?
This large dining table is newly made and is therefore in pristine condition.
The Making of this Marquetry Masterpiece
We have made a video to show you how this spectacular large dining table was made. Please take a few moments to watch it. You can also read about the process of making this large dining table below.
In our Italian workshop we are very lucky to have third-generation master craftspeople where this lovely large dining table was handcrafted to a bespoke design. As you can see from the photos and video it has been made with the greatest attention to detail, right down to individually hand colouring each small piece of marquetry veneer.
As you can imagine, making such a fine large dining table is a process that requires a lot of phases and dedication from our master craftspeople.
The whole process for making this large dining table starts with developing the marquetry design that is in perfect keeping with the Victorian era. This design is then pasted onto a sheet of plywood and the veneers are then pinned to the underside. Only sixteen sheets of veneer can be worked with and for this large dining table we used eight sheets for the marquetry and eight for the burr walnut.
We use a fret cutter with a very fine blade and cut out the marquetry shapes, ensuring that we use appropriately coloured woods for the veneers to make the urns, ribbons, flowers and foliage In the 18th and 19th century this type of work would have been done with cutters that were powered by treadles, these days we have the advantage of electric cutters, although it still takes a great deal of skill to get this intricate piece of work right.
Each piece of veneer is put on a large tray and these are then individually selected and singed in hot sand which is heated in a red hot crucible. Each piece is carefully placed and the shade of the wood changes according to how deep and how long it is left in the sand. This is highly skilled artistic work ensuring that each element of the marquetry design is toasted to just the right colour.
Like a very elaborate jigsaw puzzle, each piece is then hand inserted into the burr walnut and taped in place. When the whole design is finished it is turned over and a piece of glued paper is placed on the back to hold it all in place. The tape on the front can now be removed.
The solid mahogany table is prepared by being veneered with the top being veneered once on the top side and twice on the underside - both vertically and horizontally. The marquetry and burr walnut sheet is then attached to the table top using a hot press which fixes it in place. The whole top is then veneered an additional four times to prevent bowing or warping.
Once everything is ready, the whole table is French polished by hand ensuring that all the glorious colours of the various wood grains are brought out to perfection. This results in a truly spectacular large dining table.
We would be delighted to discuss this large dining table with you and our experts are always on hand to answer any questions or queries that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to email or call us quoting reference number 06494. We would also be delighted to arrange a viewing of this piece or any other of our large dining tables in our North London warehouse. Email or call to make an appointment.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
This large dining table a very fine piece of work and we always ensure that it is properly packed before we ship it to you. We ship worldwide to any destination, but please do call for a shipping quotation before you order this item so that we can be sure we meet your full requirements.
We ship to any address in the mainland UK free of charge.
We offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with Distance Selling Regulations if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Please note that you will be liable for return shipping charges unless we have provided you with an item that is materially different from the one that you thought you had purchased. You must return your large dining table in its original packaging and in its original condition for the guarantee to be valid.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 500 x Depth 150 - when fully extended
Height 79 x Width 180 x Depth 150 - when fully closed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 16 foot, 5 inches x Depth 4 foot, 11 inches - when fully extended
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 5 foot, 11 inches x Depth 4 foot, 11 inches - when fully closed
Our reference: 06494
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.