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Huge Bespoke Handmade Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 16 Chairs

Huge Bespoke Handmade Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table & 16 Chairs Sold
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Equally suited for use in a domestic or commercial environment, this is a very large bespoke handmade Victorian style marquetry dining set, comprising of a large and extendable burr walnut and marquetry dining room table together with a set of sixteen upholstered dining chairs.

As can be seen from the supplied photographs, this large dining table or large conference table, has been skilfully made from the finest quality burr walnut which has a beautiful grain and which has been tastefully embellished with intricate inlaid marquetry decoration depicting a mixture of ribbons, urns, flowers, birds and vases.

This fabulous table has four leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special double winding mechanism. 

The exquisite hand cut inlaid marquetry decorations are cut from different veneers of various colours, by third generation skilled craftsmen and women. There are many more processes involved in producing such a fine table and you are urged to watch our video describing the process which you will find on this page and on the homepage of the website.

Make It Special and Unique To You - Our Bespoke Table Service

Although you can of course purchase this fine table as-is you may like to know that it can be personalised with the addition of marquetry decoration of your own design. A family coat of arms or crest can be incorporated into the marquetry work, together with any other designs or images that you may require. For commercial use, businesses can incorporate a company logo or motif as required.

This work will take some weeks to complete and will be charged extra - please contact us for your personal bespoke dining table quotation.

A Fine Finish for a Fine Large Dining Table

In order to highlight and further emphasis the marquetry work on this dining table, as well as the natural grain of the burr walnut, this table has been French polished by hand in our own workshop.

Strength and Stability

Large dining tables such as this one obviously need a little more support and stability than lesser tables and you will certainly not be disappointed in that regard. Stability is assured by the fact that this large dining table stands on six sturdy yet elegant carved legs which are terminated with brass cap castors for ease of movement.

Comfortable Dining with Seating for up to 16 Guests

Whether you intend to use this fine, large marquetry dining table for dining or in a boardroom or conference room, you can be sure that your guests or visitors will be seated in comfort with these sixteen bespoke padded high back dining chairs which have also been masterfully hand crafted - this time from another popular high quality timber - solid mahogany. This set comprises sixteen side chairs all featuring attractive arched fully padded high-backs to provide extra comfort when seated. The chairs also have well padded over seats that provide superb support for the back and are very comfortable to sit on, even for long periods. The chairs are mounted on beautifully turned, carved legs which are linked by decorative yet functional 'H' tied stretchers. To provide the finishing touch, they have been expertly upholstered in a beautiful cream linen.

This large dining table and chairs set would also be appropriate for use in a conference room or the company boardroom. Wherever you choose to place it, and whatever its function, it will make an impact on everyone that sees it and will be the centre of attention wherever it is placed.

Condition

You are viewing a brand new bespoke handmade large dining table and chair set in showroom condition.

Viewing and Further Information

If at all possible you are highly recommended to view this item in person in order to appreciate its imposing size and the sheer quality of the materials and workmanship. However, we realise that many of our customers simply cannot make the trip to our north London showroom and, in view of that, we are always pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide additional information as needed. Our contact details are shown above. Please quote the item reference number shown above when contacting us.

Our showroom and warehouse is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and on occasional Saturdays - please call first to confirm before travelling on a Saturday.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

This is a very large dining table and chairs set and requires careful packing and shipping. We can ship to any destination worldwide and will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a quotation before purchasing the item so that we can fully discuss your requirements. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this large dining table and chair set, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.

You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due 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 117 x Width 51 x Depth 65 - chairs

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, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 2 feet, 2 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).

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: 08529b