Huge Bespoke Handmade Marquetry Walnut Extending Dining Table 18 Chairs
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Seating up to eighteen people in great comfort, this is a very large Bespoke Handmade Marquetry Walnut Extending Dining Table in a popular Victorian style, supplied with a matching set of 18 chairs.
This table would be equally at home in a corporate or commercial location, e.g. in a company boardroom or in a conference room. With all the extension leaves in place it would easily accommodate up to 18 people.
This handmade large marquetry dining table is a very substantial piece of furniture suitable for a variety of uses. It is made in the Victorian style and it features an array of superb marquetry decoration painstakingly made in our own facility in Italy by third generation artisans.
It is made from burr walnut which has has been used by fine furniture craftsmen for hundreds of years due to its lovely figured grain. This large dining table incorporates exquisite inlaid marquetry decoration featuring a variety of flowers together with urns, vases and lots of ribbons.
Made from a variety of wood veneers of various colours which are shown to their best effect by the French polishing process that has been carried out on this large dining table, by hand, in order to show off the glorious wood grains to the best effect.
A table for many purposes and of variable size
This table is fitted with a double wind out mechanism which is used to alter the overall length in order to accommodate the four expansion leaves. The leaves can be separately added as required or removed, to provide a very flexible length table to suit any occasion.
A table this big needs lots of support and it gets it from the six sturdy legs which ensure it is stable. Each of the legs terminates on brass cap castors for ease of movement.
This large dining table is new and is therefore in showroom condition.
Winding Mechanism for extending tables
A certain Mr Joseph Fitter became the pioneer developer of the screw mechanism that enables a table winding mechanism to work having bought the patent and business from a Mr Samuel Hawkins in 1864. Mr Fitter adapted the screw expander for tables and also used it for other items of furniture such as piano stools.
More Information and Viewing
Our in-house bespoke furniture team would be delighted to discuss this large dining table with you and our experts are always happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have. Please email or call us on the number shown above quoting reference number 06494A.
We would also be pleased to arrange a viewing of this piece or any other of our large dining tables in our North London showroom and warehouse.
We are open Mon - Fri 10am to 5pm and sometimes also open on a Saturday - call before making a trip, thank you.
Shipping, Delivery and Returns
We ship items free of charge to any mainland UK address.
If you would like to have this large bespoke 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 large bespoke dining table and chair set outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 500 x Depth 150 - fully extended
Height 79 x Width 180 x Depth 150 - when completely closed
Height 105 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - 2 Armchairs
Height 105 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - 16 Side chairs
Height 53 - Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 16 feet, 5 inches x Depth 4 feet, 11 inches - fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 4 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 - 16 Side chairs
Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat Height
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: 06494a
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.