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Antique 6ft 6" Pollard Oak & Marquetry Oval Victorian Dining Table 19th C

Victorian marquetry table | Ref. no. 09235 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 09235
Price: £ 0.00
There can be no mistaking the fabulous style and design of this Victorian marquetry table hand-crafted from solid oak with the...

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There can be no mistaking the fabulous style and design of this Victorian marquetry table hand-crafted from solid oak with the table top veneered in pollard oak and dating from around 1880.

This lovely Victorian marquetry table has two leaves which can be added or removed enabling it to be extended as needed and making it an extremely flexible and versatile table that can comfortably seat six people. This lovely table has the added design signature of being oval when the extension leave is inserted but round when it is removed.

Both the top and base of this Victorian marquetry table have been hand-made from solid oak. The top has been veneered in beautiful pollard oak which can be seen in the intricate burr on the table top, which also features a decorative band of marquetry on a burr walnut ground with a decorative carved and moulded edge. The marquetry has an arresting floral motif on a black background which makes the motif stand out from the surrounding decoration. These floral wheels are surrounded by foliate scrolls. And the pollard oak burr is also very distinctive.

This gorgeous Victorian marquetry table rests on a heavy carved and turned central column with four supports carved with very distinctive dragon’s heads breathing out fire and raised on paw feet. The stand in itself is a work of wood carving art and makes for a very interesting and unusual table stand which is sure to draw the attention of any dinner guests.  

This fantastic Victorian marquetry table is in excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in one of our workshops. Please take a few minutes to look at the photos and see this for yourself. You will also be able to admire the fantastic craftsmanship that has gone into making this fine marquetry table.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 193 x Depth 114 - fully extended

Height 80 x Width 103 x Depth 114 - With both leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 4 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 5 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - With both leaves removed

Our reference: 09235

Pollard Oak
Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been common in Europe since medieval times and is practised today in urban areas worldwide, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height. The bole of the tree, constantly cut back over a period of years, will eventually form a lump, or ‘burr’, which when sawn for veneer, gives a lovely grained, swirling figure.
The effect is similar to that of burr walnut with its distinctive speckled grain. Burrs, or ‘burls’, are growths which appear on the side of tree trunks, resulting from a tree undergoing some form of stress. They may be caused by an injury, virus or fungus.
During the 19th century great strides were made in the mechanisation of cabinet making. Marc Isambard Brunel [ Isambard Kingdom’s father] built the first steam driven saw mill, and invented a circular saw that could be used to cut veneers thinly and evenly for the first time. He also developed the first hydraulic veneer press. The figured wood cut from burrs and pollards is notoriously difficult to cut and lay: the wild grain which makes it so attractive results in a very delicate, brittle veneer. The new machines enabled the Victorian craftsmen to make the most of these beautiful timbers.

is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) 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 shell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 193 x Depth 114 - fully extended

Height 80 x Width 103 x Depth 114 - With both leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 4 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 3 feet, 5 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - With both leaves removed


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