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Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C

Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 18 Chairs 20th C | Ref. no. 08208a | Regent Antiques
Ref: 08208a
Price: £17,500.00
This is a fantastic Vintage Victorian Revival marquetry dining set, comprising a gorgeous burr walnut and marquetry D-End...

This is a fantastic Vintage Victorian Revival marquetry dining set, comprising a gorgeous burr walnut and marquetry D-End dining room table with the matching set of eighteen chairs, dating from the late 20th Century.

The table is made from burr walnut which has a really beautiful grain and it has four leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special double winding mechanism. The table is raised on six elegant marquetry decorated faceted legs for stability and they terminate in brass cup castors.

The table top has a band of exquisite floral marquetry and this regal decoration includes bouquets of beautiful flowers.

The matching set of eighteen  chairs comprises sixeen side chairs and a pair of armchairs. The chairs are made of solid walnut, have been beautifully French polished and upholstered, and the exquiste marquetry decoration is hand cut to match the table. The drop in seats can be removed in hot weather so that the cane seats below can be utilised.

This stunning set would also be appropriate for a conference room, whatever its function it will make a profound impact on your guests and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.

Purchased from a large country house near Oxford, see photos of the table and chairs in situ.
 

Condition:

In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

 



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 foot, 7 inches x Width 16 foot, 5 inches x Depth 4 foot, 11 inches - fully extended

Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 5 foot, 11 inches x Depth 4 foot, 11 inches - when completely closed

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

Height 3 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - 16 Side chairs

Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat Height

Our reference: 08208a

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

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 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.
  

French polish is an alcohol and shellac polish for wood, it takes a lot of patience and hard work, but it is one of the most beautiful finishes available, producing an exceptionally high gloss.

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 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 foot, 7 inches x Width 16 foot, 5 inches x Depth 4 foot, 11 inches - fully extended

Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 5 foot, 11 inches x Depth 4 foot, 11 inches - when completely closed

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

Height 3 foot, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - 16 Side chairs

Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat Height

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