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We offer a stunning range of bespoke dining tables made by skilled master craftsmen using traditional materials and methods. As one of the UK's …

We offer a stunning range of bespoke dining tables made by skilled master craftsmen using traditional materials and methods. As one of the UK's premier furniture dealers we offer a variety of styles, sizes, and materials. Our bespoke dining table collection includes stunning bespoke handmade burr walnut, oak, and mahogany examples.

Craftsmen at our workshop apply the marquetry decoration and other bespoke finishes, with the option for you to incorporate your own design as well as choose the upholstery.

Although bespoke dining tables, especially large dining tables, are a major part of our bespoke furniture offering, and we also regularly offer a wide variety of bespoke marquetry furniture, bespoke dining chairs, bespoke armchairs, bespoke bookcases and bespoke desks.

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Bespoke 7ft Diameter Flame Mahogany Jupe Dining Table & Leaf Holder 21st C

Bespoke 7ft Diameter Flame Mahogany Jupe Dining Table & Leaf Holder 21st C

This is beautiful bespoke contemporary flame mahogany Regency style 'Jupe' dining table which can seat eight people in great comfort and can accomodate ten when required.  The flame mahogany veneers on the top have been arranged so as to give a sunburst effect and it is finished off by the elegant crossbanding on the outside edge. The table is very solid as there is a large centre base flanked by four columns which give the table its superb stability.   There are slides on the the sides of the table which  pull out and you fit the leaves on them by sliding them onto the slides and securing them with brass clips, which are located underneath. It comes complete with a beautiful flame mahogany leaf holder. It is lined with baize to store the leaves when they are not required.     This fascinating table illustrates all the very best elements of English cabinet-making combined with the remarkable burst of inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution. It was not until John Johnstone and Robert Jupe patented their ingenious design in March 1835 for an expanding round table,that round dining tables, which had suffered from the problem of not offering flexibility of seating, could compete with the established rectangular extending dining tables.   There is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this handsome table, which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection, and a talking point with guests at meal times.   The matching set of ten chairs shown in the photographs are available for sale if required or please see our website for other options.   Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 212 x Depth 212 - With leaves

Height 80 x Width 156 x Depth 156 - Without leaves

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 11 inches x Depth 6 feet, 11 inches - With leaves

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 5 feet, 1 inch - Without leaves

£5,900.00
Ref: 09428
Bespoke 17ft Marquetry Dining Table, Pewter, Lapis Lazuli & Agate Inlaid

Bespoke 17ft Marquetry Dining Table, Pewter, Lapis Lazuli & Agate Inlaid

This is a wonderful bespoke handmade Victorian style  large dining table. Crafted in burr walnut it features exceptional quality marquetry with pewter, lapis lazuli and agate. Seating sixteen people in royal comfort, it is an amazing piece of luxury furniture which will add splendour to any room. Also appropriate for a conference room or any commercial space such as a feature piece in a hotel dining room or lobby, it is sure to be a talking point. Due to its beautifully figured grain, burr walnut has been used for centuries by fine furniture makers. This large dining table has been further embellished with superb inlaid floral marquetry with burr walnut inlaid in pewter and various coloured veneers comprising cherry, pear, amboyna, burr walnut, magnolia, and tulipwood  with inserts of lapis lazuli. To highlight the natural grain of the wood and the excellent artistry of the marquetry, we have French polished this large dining table by hand. The skirt of the table is decorated with ormolu mounts inset with agate. This wonderful large dining table is raised on two burr walnut ebonised and inlaid pedestals that are raised on  hand carved solid mahogany lion's paw feet. The set of chairs shown in the photos are also available at additional cost, they are not included in the price of the table. The Making of this Marquetry Masterpiece Please take a few moments to watch our video which explains how this wonderful large dining table was made. We are very lucky to have third-generation master craftspeople working in our Italian workshop where this wonderful large dining table was made. It has been made with the greatest care and attention to detail. As you can imagine, making such fine large dining tables is a complex process involving lots of phases requiring a great deal of skill and craftsmanship. Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 500 x Depth 128

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 16 feet, 5 inches x Depth 4 feet, 2 inches

£16,950.00
Ref: 08055ap
Bespoke Flame Mahogany 10ft Regency Style Dining Table & set of 10 Chairs

Bespoke Flame Mahogany 10ft Regency Style Dining Table & set of 10 Chairs

This is a simply stunning contemporary Regency style dining set comprising a flame mahogany dining table and a set of ten chairs. There is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this handsome flame mahogany dining table and chair set, which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection, and a talking point with guests at meal times. The flame mahogany dining table features an elegant flame mahogany top with a crossbanded satinwood border and it has twin Regency triple leg splay bases that terminate in elegant brass cap castors. It has two leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion. The Regency period was noted for its elegance and achievements in the fine arts and architecture and encompassed a time of great social, political, and economic change. It was a period of great refinement and cultural achievement, shaping and altering the societal structure of Britain as a whole. This flame mahogany dining table and chair set epitomises the pinnacle of Regency refinement. The beautiful set of ten Regency style flame mahogany dining chairs comprises eight side chairs and two armchairs. They are made of solid mahogany with fabulous satinwood crossbanded decoration accented with boxwood and ebony line inlay that perfectly matches the flame mahogany dining table. The chairs stand on delicate reeded tapering front legs with sabre back legs and have drop in seats which are upholstered in a striking burgundy and gold fabric. The seat cushions can be removed to reveal cane seats - a lovely touch which allows for cooler and more comfortable dining in the warmer summer months. All in all this exquisite flame mahogany dining table and chair set represents the very height of sophisticated dining and will linger long in the memory of your dinner guests. This flame mahogany dining table is in an excellent condition as can easily be seen in the pictures we have included in our gallery. Please take a few seconds to take a look at them and assure yourself of this. To Schedule an Appointment to View This Flame Mahogany Dining Table in Person We are confident you will agree it's a good plan to see quality articles like this flame mahogany dining table in-person before you buy. Considering this, we are happy to for you to travel to our North London showroom to study this superb flame mahogany dining table for yourself. When you are here you will also be able to see our wide selection of other terrific objects and also talk over any queries or issues that you may have. Our in house professionals are around to respond to queries, not simply about this flame mahogany dining table but also concerning antiques and collectibles more generally. They've a significant amount of expertise and are always pleased to advise. Please telephone ahead of time to schedule an appointment so that we can be certain we have the right specialist available to help you. From time to time we open on Saturdays, so if you want to come at a weekend, please get in touch ahead of time to ensure we will be open as we do not want you making a pointless trip. When making contact with us please be certain you have got the item reference number at hand so we can make sure which specific piece you want to talk about. Regent Antiques Showroom Opening Hours The London showroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to view this flame mahogany dining table. We also open from time to time on Saturdays – but kindly be in touch in advance before taking the trip on a Saturday as we really do not want you to be disappointed. To Get More Info About This Flame Mahogany Dining Table If you are unable to visit us, then we are always glad to help answer any queries you may have about this flame mahogany dining table by email or telephone. We have in-house specialists who will be pleased to guide you through any aspect of your intended acquisition, so why not take the opportunity to learn more. When you make contact please make sure to quote the item reference number so we know which of our various objects you are referring to. You will find both our email address and our phone number on this page. Shipping, Delivery and Returns Fine objects such as this flame mahogany dining table have to have experienced packing and shipping to guarantee they arrive in the exact same condition that they left us. We take great great pride in our shipping know-how and can deliver to just about any location worldwide. However, we ask you to make contact to review shipping arrangements and obtain a quote before ordering, as we want to be positive that we can satisfy all your transportation requirements. As you will recognize, some things call for delicate handling and we want to see to it that everything is in place to get it to you safely. Please quote the item reference number for this flame mahogany dining table when getting in touch so we know precisely what the shipping requirements will require. You will be pleased to know that shipping is free to any mainland UK address. If you are not happy with this flame mahogany dining table, we supply a 14 day money-back guarantee in line with the Distance Selling Regulations. If you do wish to return it, you will have to pay the return shipping charges, unless we sent you something materially different to what you were expecting or have mis described it in some material way. You must return the article back in its' original condition and packaging. You're also responsible for any customs duties, taxes or fees that become due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 75 x Width 311 x Depth 124 - Extended

Height 75 x Width 198 x Depth 124 - With both leaves removed

Height 95 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - Armchairs

Height 93 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - Side chairs

Height 53 - Seat Height

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 10 feet, 2 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - Extended

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 6 feet, 6 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - With both leaves removed

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Armchairs

Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Side chairs

Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat Height

£7,550.00
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Bespoke 14ft Regency Style Dining Table Inlaid Flame Mahogany

Bespoke 14ft Regency Style Dining Table Inlaid Flame Mahogany

This bespoke Regency style dining table is made from the finest flame mahogany and can be extended to seat sixteen people. It has two additional leaves which can be added to extend it into a large dining table to suit any occasion. It would work equally well as an eye catching boardroom table or as a formal table in a hotel or restaurant. In keeping with the Regency dining table style, this marvellous table stands on three ‘gun barrel’ triple leg bases fitted with brass toes and castors. This gives the table a distinctive styling adding to its overall grandeur. The amazing craftsmanship that has gone into this elegant table is immediately obvious, with the table surface having a crossbanded border created using satinwood. This enhances the lovely warm tones and grain of the flame mahogany wood ensuring they are shown off to perfection. A full set of matching Regency flame wood mahogany chairs is also available as a separate purchase. Condition: As the photographs show, this large dining table is in excellent condition. About Flame Mahogany It was during the 18th century that mahogany started to be commercially imported from the Americas and soon became a firm favourite of fine furniture makers due to gorgeous colour and also its strength. In the 18th century, Thomas Sheraton, the renown English furniture designer wrote that mahogany was his wood of choice when strength was needed. He went on to say that having a beautiful figure it could be polished to a high gloss and that any room was bound to ornamented by a piece of mahogany furniture. The specific flam figure that makes flame mahogany is created by cutting through the branch as a point where it joins another element of the tree, e.g. the trunk or another branch. More Information Email or call us on the above number if you have any questions or queries about this large dining table and one of our experts will be delighted to assist. Please quote reference 00745 so we know which Regency dining table you are interested in. We are also very happy to arrange a viewing of this item or any other of our large dining tables in our North London warehouse. Feel free to email or call to make an appointment. Our London warehouse and showroom is open for public viewings between 10am until 5pm every weekday and on occasional Saturdays. We do not open every Saturday so please call before travelling. Shipping, Delivery and Return We expertly pack and ship our large dining tables to any worldwide location, but please contact us for a shipping quotation before ordering this Regency dining table as we need to ensure that all your requirements will be met before you purchase it. Shipping to any mainland UK destination is free of charge. In accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Please note that you have to return the large dining table in its original packing and in its original condition for the money back guarantee to be valid. Unless we have sent you a large dining table that differs in some material way to what we represented (i.e. we sent you the wrong one), you will be liable for the return shipping costs as well.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 428 x Depth 124 - Fully extended

Height 76 x Width 306 x Depth 124 - With both leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 14 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 10 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - With both leaves removed

£6,250.00
Ref: 08529
Huge Bespoke Handmade 17ft Floral Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table

Huge Bespoke Handmade 17ft Floral Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table

This is a bespoke handmade large dining table in the style of a Victorian dining table. It is crafted in burr walnut and features superb marquetry. Seating eighteen people in regal comfort, it is an extraordinary piece of furniture which will add splendour to any room. Burr walnut has been used for centuries by the fine furniture makers due to its beautiful grain. This large dining table has been further embellished with superb inlaid marquetry decoration featuring urns, ribbons, flowers, vases and birds. The gorgeous hand cut inlaid marquetry decoration is cut from different wood veneers of various colours. To highlight the superb artistry of the marquetry, as well as the natural grain of the wood, this large dining table has been expertly French polished by hand. This exquisite large dining table has four leaves. The leaves can be added or removed to vary the length of the table using a special double winding mechanism. This gives the table wonderful flexibility enabling it to be adjusted to suit the occasion. As a large dining table it needs extra stability so it stands on six finely carved legs which terminate with brass cap castors. The set of chairs shown in the photos are NOT included in the price of the table, but can be ordered separately if required. For your convenience we have paired this table with a choice of suitable matching chairs - please follow this link to see examples. Condition As a new bespoke handmade large dining table, this item is in pristine condition. The Making of this Marquetry Masterpiece Please view our video showing this process. Our bespoke marquetry large dining tables are made in our Italian workshop with the greatest care and attention to detail by our third generation master craftspeople. Making a marquetry large dining table involves many phases and a great deal of skill and craftsmanship as you will discover when reading about the process below. First the design of the marquetry is drawn on paper and then glued onto a sheet of plywood. The veneers are then attached to the underside with pins. The maximum number of sheets of veneer that can be worked with is sixteen, and in the case of this large dining table we used eight for the burr walnut and eight for the marquetry. With a fret cutter and using a very fine blade, the marquetry shapes are cut out, using the burr walnut and various coloured veneers to compose the flowers, urns, birds, ribbons and other marquetry decoration. These days we use an electric fret cutter, although in the 18th and 19th centuries the cutters would have been operated by treadles. The newly cut pieces of veneer are then placed on a large tray and singed by being placed in hot sand heated in a red hot crucible. A different shade is achieved for each veneer piece by varying how deep and how long it is left in the hot sand. The various pieces of veneer are then hand-inserted into the burr walnut, piece by piece. They are taped in place and then when the full pattern is complete, the whole piece is turned over and a large piece of glued paper is placed over the whole design. The tape is then removed. The solid mahogany table is then veneered with mahogany, twice on the underside (horizontally and vertically) and once on the top side. After this, the prepared marquetry and burr walnut sheet is placed on top and the whole table top is put into a hot press, which glues the marquetry and burr walnut sheet to the large dining table top. The backing paper is then sanded off and the table top is veneered four times to prevent the top from bowing or warping. Once the assembly is complete, the table is French polished by hand using all-natural products, resulting in a truly wonderful bespoke masterpiece of marquetry. About Burr Walnut Nearly all walnut wood, when cut and polished displays a swirling figure. However, true burr is much rarer as it it made from unusual growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most beautifully complex wood figures that can be found in any type of wood and is prized in fine furniture making for this complexity. We have made great use of this wonderful wood in this bespoke handmade large dining table. Marquetry The technique of using inlaid wood veneers, silver, brass pewter and mother of pearl to create pictures and patterns was developed in the luxury cabinet making workshops of Flanders including Antwerp during the early 16th Century. The craft drew its inspiration from 16th Century Florence where craftsmen inlaid solid marble slabs with designs formed from fitted jaspers, semi-precious stones and other marbles. Marquetry became all the rage in 17th Century France where the craft was imported to create furniture of unprecedented luxury by manufacturers such as Gobelins. Items of great splendour were created for Louis XIV’s various royal residences including Versailles. Early masters of the craft included the Fleming Pierre Golle who, together with his son-in-law Andre-Charles Boulle founded a dynasty of Parisian cabinet-makers who supplied the royal household and became famous for a type of marquetry that used brass and pewter to create intricate foliage designs. Marquetry continues to be used in a range of fine furniture using modern designs and patterns. The skills required to produce marquetry designs, particularly those of earlier centuries are rare. We are very lucky to have the benefit of third generation skilled marquetry craftspeople in our Italian workshop enabling us to bring you this exquisite marquetry large dining table. Winding Mechanism for extending tables The invention of a screw expander mechanism was patented by Samuel Hawkins in 1861 and his business was taken over by Joseph Fitter in 1864. Based in Birmingham, England, Fitter expanded the use of the screw mechanism for extending tables as well as for piano stools and other applications. French Polish French polishing is a process of bringing wood surfaces to an exceptionally high gloss through the application of an alcohol and shellac polish. It requires a lot of patience and hard work, but the resulting finish is regarded as one of the finest available. French polished surfaces are soft and so stain easily (e.g. with a hot coffee cup) but being soft can also be repaired more easily. Stains can be removed and blended back into the French polished surface relatively easily in comparison to other, more modern, wood finishes e.g. varnish. More Information and To View You are very welcome to email us or call us using the with any questions you might have about this very large dining table. We would also be delighted to arrange a viewing of this table at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment quoting our reference as shown above so we know which large dining table you are referring to. Shipping, Delivery and Return This is a very large dining table 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, 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 82 x Width 499 x Depth 150 - when fully extended

Height 82 x Width 180 x Depth 150 - when fully closed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 16 feet, 4 inches x Depth 4 feet, 11 inches - when fully extended

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 4 feet, 11 inches - when fully closed

£12,500.00
Ref: 08055p
Bespoke Flame Mahogany Crossbanded 10ft Regency Style Twin Pillar Dining Table

Bespoke Flame Mahogany Crossbanded 10ft Regency Style Twin Pillar Dining Table

This beautiful large mahogany dining table is in a twin-pillar Regency style with a flame mahogany finish. With its mirror-like finish, this is simply one of the most attractive and memorable dining tables you will ever see. This large mahogany dining table can seat twelve people in comfort and features a mesmerising flame mahogany top with a crossbanded satinwood border. It has twin Regency triple leg splay bases that terminate in elegant brass cap castors. The table also has two leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion. The renowned 18th century furniture designer Thomas Sheraton once characterised mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." A man of his word, Sheraton worked extensively in mahogany. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called flame mahogany. The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree. This large mahogany dining table provides a stunning example of this technique. There is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this quite breathtaking large mahogany dining table, which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection and a talking point for you and your dinner guests. The set of chairs shown in the photographs are not included in the price but are available if required. This large mahogany dining table is in a superb condition as can be observed in the photos we have provided in our gallery. Please take a few moments to take a look at them and assure yourself of this. To Setup a Meeting to View This Large Mahogany Dining Table Face to Face We're sure you will agree that it's a good strategy to look at precious pieces such as this large mahogany dining table in-person before buying. Keeping this in mind, we are always pleased to greet customers at our North London showroom to see this fabulous large mahogany dining table personally. Whilst you are here you can go over our wide assortment of other attractive collectibles and also talk about any questions or problems that you're faced with. Our in house experts are available to you to help answer queries, not only about this large mahogany dining table but also concerning antiques and collectibles more generally. Our company has a great deal of know-how and are always delighted to advise. Please ring ahead of time to get a session so that we can be sure we have the right specialist available to support you. We sometimes open on Saturdays, so if you would like to come at a weekend, please contact us before you come to check we will be open. We would not like you making a wasted trip. When making contact with us please make certain you have got the item reference number handy so we can make sure which exact item you want to discuss. Regent Antiques Showroom Opening Hours The London salesroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to see this large mahogany dining table. We also open sometimes on Saturdays – but please call beforehand before making the visit on a Saturday as we really do not wish you to be let down. To Get More Details About This Large Mahogany Dining Table If you are unable to come to us, then we are always pleased to reply to any concerns you may possibly have about this large mahogany dining table by email or phone. We have specialists who will be happy to support you with any aspect of your intended purchase, so why not take the opportunity to learn more. When you contact us please don't forget to give the item reference number so we know which of our many objects you are speaking about. You can find both our email address and our phone number on this page. Shipping, Delivery and Returns Great objects such as this large mahogany dining table have to have skilled packing and transportation to ensure they get to you in the exact condition that they left us. We take great satisfaction in our shipping know-how and can deliver to just about any destination globally. However, we ask you to make contact to discuss delivery plans and get an estimate prior to making any acquisitions, as we want to be sure that we can fulfill all your transportation requirements. As you will understand, some things have to have delicate handling and we need to make sure that everything is set up to get it to you safely and securely. Please quote the item reference number for this large mahogany dining table when getting in contact so we know precisely what the shipping needs will entail. You will be happy to know that shipping is free to any mainland UK address. If you are not pleased with this large mahogany dining table, we provide a 14 day money-back guarantee in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. If you do choose to return it, you will have to pay the return shipping charges, unless we sent you an item materially different to what you were anticipating or have mis described it in some material way. You must return the item back in its' original condition and packaging. You are also responsible for any customs duties, taxes or fees that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 75 x Width 311 x Depth 124 - Extended

Height 75 x Width 198 x Depth 124 - With both leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 10 feet, 2 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - Extended

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 6 feet, 6 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - With both leaves removed

£3,800.00
Ref: 01213
Huge Bespoke 5 Meter Marquetry Extending Burr Walnut Dining Table

Huge Bespoke 5 Meter Marquetry Extending Burr Walnut Dining Table

This is a wonderful bespoke handmade Victorian style large dining table. Crafted in burr walnut it features exceptional quality marquetry. Seating sixteen people in royal comfort, it is an amazing piece of luxury furniture which will add splendour to any room. This large dining table is also appropriate for a conference room or any commercial space such as a feature piece in a hotel dining room or lobby, it is sure to be a talking point. Due to its beautifully figured grain, burr walnut has been used for centuries by the fine furniture makers. This large dining table has been further embellished with superb inlaid marquetry foliate decoration. The wonderful hand cut inlaid marquetry decoration of entwined leaves and flowers is made from wood veneers of various shades. To highlight the natural grain of the wood and the excellent artistry of the marquetry, we have French polished this large dining table by hand. This large dining table can be extended with four leaves using a double wind out mechanism. This flexibility means this large dining table can be converted into a smaller table to suit any occasion. This wonderful large dining table stands on six beautifully and very sturdy carved legs terminating with brass cap castors. The set of chairs shown in the photos are also available at additional cost. They are not included in the price of the table. Condition This is brand new bespoke and handmade large dining table. As such it is in perfect and pristine condition. The Making of this Marquetry Masterpiece Please take a few moments to watch our video which explains how this wonderful large dining table was made. You can also read about this below where we explain the process. We are very lucky to have third-generation master craftspeople working in our Italian workshop where this wonderful large dining table was made. It has been made with the greatest care and attention to detail. As you can imagine, making such fine large dining tables is a complex process involving lots of phases requiring a great deal of skill and craftsmanship. The first step is to work out the design for the marquetry and draw this onto paper. This is then glued onto a sheet of plywood with the veneers being pinned on the underside. We can only work with sixteen sheets of veneers and for this large dining table we used eight veneer sheets for the burr walnut and eight for the marquetry. Using a fret cutter with a very fine blade, we cut out the marquetry shapes making sure we use appropriately coloured veneers to compose the foliage and flowers. The fret cutter is now powered by electricity, but in the old days the cutting blades would have been powered by treadles. We then place the veneer pieces on a large tray and taking each piece individually, we singe it in hot sand heated in a red hot crucible. This enables us to achieve a different shade for each piece of veneer depending on how deep and how long we leave it in the sand. The veneer pieces are then hand-inserted piece-by-piece into the burr walnut. These are then taped in place and when the design is finished it is turned over and a piece of glued paper is attached to the back to hold the whole piece together. The tape on the front is then removed. In the meantime, the solid mahogany table is veneered with mahogany, once on the top side, and twice on the underside (horizontally and vertically). The burr walnut and marquetry veneer sheet is put on the mahogany table top and the whole piece of the large dining table top is put into a hot press which fixes the marquetry and burr walnut veneer to the tabletop surface. This surface is then veneered four time to prevent it from warping or bowing. Once everything is assembled, the large dining table is expertly French polished by hand resulting in a truly spectacular bespoke large dining table featuring a masterpiece of marquetry. About Burr Walnut Virtually all walnut wood displays a unique swirling figure when cut and polished, particularly when the wood is taken from where the tree meets the roots. True burr however can only be taken from a rare growth pattern in a walnut tree where tiny branches, sometimes numbering hundreds, have started to grow. Burr walnut is particularly prized by fine furniture makers because it produces some of the most wonderfully delicate and complex wood figuring to be found in any sort of wood. Because of this, we have chosen to use burr walnut in our large dining table. Marquetry The technique of using inlays to create designs has been used both in marble and wood since the early 16th century. The centre for marble working became Florence where extremely ornate stone work was undertaken using inlays of semi precious stones, jaspers and different coloured marbles. Using inlaid wood veneers of different hues was pioneered in Flanders and in particular Antwerp where fine cabinet-makers developed the techniques needed to produce marquetry. The craft then passed into France and was used extensively by the luxury furniture makers of the time particularly for items for Louis XIV’s royal palaces including Versailles. Manufacturers such as Gobelins took the art to a new height creating items of unprecedented luxury and splendour for the royal court. Early marquetry masters included Pierre Golle, a master craftsman from Flanders and his son-in-law Andre-Charles Boulle. They founded a dynasty of Parisian cabinet-makers became famous for marquetry that used brass and pewter in intricate foliage designs and who supplied the royal household. Marquetry continues to flourish using modern designs and techniques. However, the skills required to produce marquetry designs from earlier centuries are rare.We consider ourselves very lucky to have third generation skilled marquetry craftsmen and women in our Italian workshop enabling us to create this exquisite marquetry large dining table for you. Winding Mechanism for extending tables Samuel Hawkins patented a screw expander mechanism in 1861. His business was bought by Joseph Fitter in 1864, who used the screw expander as the basis for winding mechanisms for extending tables. He also used it for other things such as piano stools. French Polish French polish is a process rather than just a type of polish made from alcohol and shellac. The painstaking process of polishing and repolishing results in an exceptionally high gloss on the wood surface. The technique became prominent in the 18th century and has been used for the finest luxury furniture items ever since. French polished surfaces are soft and stain easily (e.g. with a spill of water or a hot coffee cup) but are also more easily patch repaired than other surfaces such as lacquers or veneers, because due to the softeness, the area can be blended into the surrounding finish. More Information If you would like to know more about our large dining tables or have any specific queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or call us on the above number. We have experts on hand who will be delighted to take your call. You can also arrange a viewing of this table or our other large dining tables in our North London warehouse. Just email or call to arrange an appointment. Please quote our reference 01213 so we know which item you are interested in. The showroom is open to the public every weekday between 10am to 5pm and on occasional Saturdays - please call before travelling on a Saturday. Shipping, Delivery and Returns This marquetry dining table is a very fine piece of work and we ensure that it properly protected and packed before we ship it to you. We can ship to any destination worldwide, but ask that you call for a shipping quotation first before ordering the item. We ship items to any UK mainland destination free of charge. As required by the Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase. Please bear in mind that you will be liable for the return shipping charges unless we have supplied you with an item that is materially different from the one you ordered. You must return it in its original packaging and condition. You will also be responsible for any local taxes or customs duties that are incurred outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 79 x Width 500 x Depth 180 - When fully extended

Height 79 x Width 180 x Depth 180 - When fully closed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 16 feet, 5 inches x Depth 5 feet, 11 inches - When fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 5 feet, 11 inches - When fully closed

£14,950.00
Ref: 06703
Stunning Bespoke Handmade 10ft Burr Walnut & Marquetry Dining Table

Stunning Bespoke Handmade 10ft Burr Walnut & Marquetry Dining Table

Here is a very fine, bespoke handmade dining table capable of seating up to 12 people comfortably. It is a large and substantial burr walnut dining table complete with the most exquisite inlaid marquetry decoration. The marquetry of birds, garlands and vases are hand cut from different veneers which are of various colours. To highlight the marquetry, as well as the natural grain of the burr walnut, this set has been French polished by hand. Make It Personal - Our Bespoke Dining Table Service This is no ordinary table but here’s a chance to make it even less ordinary. You are looking at what is, undoubtedly, an exceptionally fine marquetry dining table just as it is now but we also offer you the opportunity to order one just like it which can be personalised with the same standard of marquetry designs to your own personal specification. This could take the form of a family crest or perhaps your coat of arms or other treasured motif. You could incorporate the birthdays of those that are dear to you or any other imagery you may wish to include - subject to the limitations of the materials and the marquetry process. Alternatively, organisations and businesses could have a design to incorporate their business logos, motifs or maybe their product names and brands etc into the design of the hand crafted marquetry table top. Please note that the price quoted on this listing is for the standard table as photographed here - there will be an additional charge for personalisation - please contact us to discuss your own, unique marquetry requirements and get a quotation. The table may also be available in other lengths, again, contact us to discuss the options so that you can get exactly the dining table & chairs set that you desire. Please note that although some photographs may show chairs to give scale to the pictures, the chairs are not included in the sale. To see our range of dining table and chair sets, follow this link. A marquetry dining table that can truly measure up to the job This table is supplied with two additional leaves. These leaves can be added or removed as required in order to alter the overall length of the table, as the occasion demands. This is accomplished by means of a special winding mechanism that is easy to operate and makes reconfiguring the table quick and easy. For stability, the substantial table top stands on four sturdy yet very elegantly carved and attractively inlaid legs which are terminated with brass castors for ease of movement around the room. Condition This large, marquetry dining table is a new item, recently manufactured at our Italian facility where third generation craftsmen can build every table to order in the exact size and finish you require. As such, this set is in new, showroom, condition. More Information? If you’d like any further information about this bespoke burr walnut dining table, please email us, if you prefer, call us on the number shown above, at the top of this page. You are also welcome to arrange a viewing at our North London showroom and warehouse where you can see this lovely dining table in a period setting, right up close and you can also view our other antique and modern period dining tables and many other pieces if you wish to do so. Our showroom is open Mon - Fri 10am to 5pm and also on certain Saturdays - please call first if travelling on a Saturday to make sure we are open on your chosen day. When emailing or calling us please remember to quote the product code for this item which is shown at the top of the page to avoid any confusion. Shipping, Delivery and Returns We ship any of our dining room furniture free of charge to any mainland UK address. If you would like to have this handmade marquetry dining table 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 marquetry 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 dining table outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 284 x Depth 124 - Fully extended

Height 80 x Width 164 x Depth 124 - With both leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 9 feet, 4 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 5 inches x Depth 4 feet, 1 inch - With both leaves removed

£4,750.00
Ref: 06494
Huge Bespoke Handmade 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table

Huge Bespoke Handmade 17ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table

This bespoke handmade large dining table measures 5 meters (17 feet) when fully extended. In the Victorian style, it features superb marquetry and seats sixteen people in total 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. 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? Condition 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. About Burr Walnut Burr walnut is a wonderfully figured wood, particularly when the wood it cut and polished from the area of the tree where the trunk connects with the roots. True burr walnut comes from a tree where a rare growth of hundreds of tiny branches has started. Burr walnut is highly prized by fine furniture makers because of the highly decorative nature of the wood figure which adds elegance and style to their pieces. This is the reason we have decided to use burr walnut veneers for our bespoke large dining tables. Marquetry Marquetry is the technique of creating designs and patterns by inlaying different materials into a piece of stone or wood. It was developed in the early 16th century in Florence, where stone masons inlaid different types of marble, precious stones and jaspars to create intricate patterns in their stonework, particularly in churches. A similar expertise arose in Flanders for wood marquetry, and this region produced master craftsmen in the art. The seventeenth century saw the rise of the craft in France, when the era of conspicuous consumption of the French monarchy gave marquetry a boost as highly ornate designs created extremely luxurious looking furniture which was also prized for the skill needed to produce it. Louis XIV commissioned a large amount of marquetry furniture and fittings for his royal palaces and residences and the French aristocracy followed suit. Early marquetry masters included the Flemish craftsman Pierre Golle. He and his son-in-law, Andre-Charles Boulle founded a dynasty of cabinet makers in Paris who became famous for their marquetry using brass and pewter in intricate foliage designs. They were also suppliers to the royal household and helped to popularise the art. Marquetry continues to flourish today and uses modern techniques and designs. However, we consider ourselves very lucky to have third generation skilled marquetry craftsmen and women in our Italian workshop capable of producing marquetry that matches any of that produced in bygone eras. This enables us to create this exquisite marquetry large dining table for you. Winding Mechanism for extending tables 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 Samuel Hawkins in 1864. Fitter adapted the screw expander for tables and also used it for such things as piano stools. French Polish French polish is made from alcohol and shellac, but it is more of a process than just the application of a type of polish. French polishing requires a lot of repetitive work of buffing and polishing that results in a very high gloss on the wood surface. It also is probably the best way to bring out the fine detail of wood figuring and as such has been used for luxury furniture items since the 18th century when it became prominent. Surfaces that are French polished are soft and can stain easily, but can be more easily repaired than varnished or lacquer surfaces as patch fixes can be blended easily into the surrounding finish. More Information 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 on the above number 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. Our warehouse and showroom is open for public viewings between 10am until 5pm every weekday and on occasional Saturdays. We do not open every Saturday so please call before making a special journey. Shipping, Delivery and Returns 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. You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that are incurred by shipping this large dining table outside the European Union.

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

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 4 feet, 11 inches - when fully closed

£12,500.00
Ref: 00917
Bespoke Handmade 12ft Victorian Style Burr Walnut Marquetry Dining Table

Bespoke Handmade 12ft Victorian Style Burr Walnut Marquetry Dining Table

This bespoke handmade large dining table measures 360 cm (approximately 12 feet) when fully extended. Crafted in the Victorian style, it features superb marquetry and comfortably seats twelve people. This large dining table is a wonderful piece of elegant furniture which would work equally well as a conference table or as a bespoke table for a venue such as a restaurant or hotel. Crafted in burr walnut, a beautifully figured wood, this large dining table also features wonderful inlaid marquetry designs of swags, urns and ribbons all hand-made and inset by hand. Made from wood veneers of various shades, this large dining table has been expertly French polished by hand using natural materials to bring out the gorgeous wood grains and show off the marquetry to the very best effect. Featuring a special winding mechanism, there are three leaves of 60 cm (2 feet) each, which can be added or removed as needed to suit any occasion. This lovely large dining table has four wonderfully carved legs that also feature marquetry and that terminate in brass cap castors. The matching chairs shown in the photographs are also available as a separate purchase. Condition This large dining table is brand new, so is in pristine condition. The Making of this Marquetry Masterpiece Please take a few moments to view the video we have made about how this large dining table was made. You can also learn about the process used to make this large dining table below. We consider ourselves very lucky to have third-generation master craftsmen and women in our workshops based in Italy who are highly skilled in crafting handmade tables with inlaid marquetry. The photos and video demonstrates the amount of skill that has gone into making this large dining table. Making such a fine large dining table requires a number of phases each of which requires a meticulous attention to detail to ensure the end product is truly exquisite. The starting point is designing the marquetry patterns and choosing the particular veneers needed to complement the overall design. In the case of this large dining table, we chose marquetry designs and veneers that were in keeping with the styling of the Victorian era. The design is drawn on paper which is then pasted onto plywood and the specially chosen veneers are pinned on the underside of the plywood. The marquetry shapes are then cut out using a fret saw with a very fine blade, a process that requires a keen eye and steady hand. Each piece of veneer is then laid out on a large tray and then singed in hot sand heated in a red hot cruicible. The shade of each piece of veneer is determined by the depth and length of time it is left in the hot sand. This is painstaking work as each small veneer element is selected individually and toasted in the sand to just the right colour for the design. Each marquetry piece is then hand-fitted into the burr walnut background and taped in place. Once the whole design is completed, it is turned over and a piece of glued paper is placed on the back holding all the individual items in place. At this stage the tape can then be removed. The solid mahogany large dining table with its leaves is prepared by having its table top veneered both on top and underneath. The marquetry and burr walnut sheet is then carefully placed on the tabletop and hot pressed to fix it in place. The whole table top is veneered an additional four times to ensure there is no warping or bowing of the find marquetry and burr walnut surface. Once completed, the whole table is French polished by hand to ensure that all the fabulous colours of the marquetry and wood grains is highlighted to perfection resulting in an extraordinary large dining table. Will it fit? This is a very large dining table so be careful to measure the space where you would like it to go, including the door to the room where you would like it placed. Fully extended using the leaves, this large dining table has a height of 80 cm (2 feet, 7 inches) and a depth of 130 cm (4 feet, 3 inches) and a length of 360 cm (11 feet, 10 inches). When it is closed (the leaves are not being used) the height and depth are the same, but the length is reduced to 180 cm (5 feet, 11 inches). As you can see, even in its reduced state, this is a substantial large dining table. About Burr Walnut Burr walnut has been used by furniture makers for centuries due to its wonderful swirling figure which adds true glamour to the pieces it is used for. Most walnut wood displays the swirling figure when it is cut and polished, particularly when it is cut from where the trunk of the tree meets the roots. However, ‘true’ burr walnut comes from a rare growth pattern of a walnut tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. This formation is unusual and rare, so burr walnut usually refers to the more ordinary swirling figures found in more normal growth. Marquetry Marquetry is a craft that developed in the early 16th century where different materials were inlaid into stone or wood to create patterns and pictures. Inlaying different types of stones into marble started in Florence with the technique being copied for wood in Flanders and particularly Antwerp. The craft passed into France during the opulent reign of Louis XIV and his successors in the 17th century, where the beauty and elegance of furniture with marquetry was used to furnish royal palaces and other aristocratic residences. Marquetry continues to flourish today using modern techniques and designs. However, we pride ourselves in producing large dining tables with marquetry that uses the hand making techniques of the master craftsmen of earlier centuries. This has enabled us to create this exquisite marquetry large dining table in a way that is authentically in keeping with its Victorian styling. French Polish French polishing is much a technique as a particular type of polish. The actual French polish is made from alcohol and shellac, but also requires a process of buffing and polishing that is arduous and takes a long time, with various steps needed to produce the very high gloss finish that is unsurpassed by any other method of finishing fine furniture. More Information and to View This Marquetry Dining Table Please feel free to email or call us on the above number if you have any questions or queries. We have experts on hand who are always delighted to help. You can also arrange a viewing of this large dining table and also our other stock of Victorian style marquetry large dining tables. Just email or call for an appointment at our North London warehouse. Please quote reference 00917 so we know which large dining table interests you. Please note that our London warehouse and showroom is open for public viewings between 10am until 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays. We do not open every Saturday so please call before travelling. Shipping, Delivery and Returns We ship free of charge to any mainland UK destination. If you would like to have this large dining table shipped to another destination, we are happy to pack and ship it worldwide, but please do ask us for a shipping quote first before purchasing the item as we need to be sure we can meet your requirements and expectations. We offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with your purchase in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations. Please be aware that you are responsible for paying the return shipping charges, unless we sent you an item that is materially different to the one you ordered. You must return this large dining table in its original packaging and condition to be eligible for a refund. You are also responsible for paying any custom duties or local taxes that are incurred by shipping this large dining table outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 360 x Depth 130 - Fully extended

Height 80 x Width 180 x Depth 130 - Fully closed

3 x 60 cm leaves

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 11 feet, 10 inches x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 11 inches x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches - Fully closed

3 x 60 cm leaves

£6,500.00
Ref: 00626
Stunning Bespoke Handmade 14ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table

Stunning Bespoke Handmade 14ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table

This bespoke handmade large dining table is typical of Victorian style furniture featuring superb hand cut marquetry. Made from burr walnut when fully extended it can comfortably seat fourteen people. It can also be transformed into a smaller round dining table making it a very useful piece of furniture. Crafted in burr walnut, this gorgeous large dining table has exquisite inlaid marquetry of vases, bouquets of beautiful flowers, swirls and geometric designs. Made from wood veneers of various colours, this gorgeous large dining table has been French polished by experts using all natural materials to ensure the highest finish possible, showing off the beautiful wood grains and hand cut marquetry to the very best effect. There are four leaves which can be added using a special winding mechanism which extend the table. The flexibility of this large dining table means it is suitable for any occasion. Being smaller, the round dining table enables you to see the hand cut marquetry close up, and the full marquetry design can be seen in all its splendour. The round dining table version particularly shows how intricate the marquetry work is and what a high level of skill and attention to detail is needed to produce such a magnificent piece. The table securely stands on six legs, each of which is elegantly carved featuring additional marquetry and terminating in a brass castor. Matching chairs shown as seen in the photos can also be purchased as a separate item. Condition This is a bespoke piece that has been newly made, so is in pristine condition. The Making of this Marquetry Masterpiece We have produced a short video to explain how this wonderful large dining table was made. You can also find out about the process used to make this large dining table in the paragraphs below. Our main workshop is in Italy and is the home to third-generation master craftsmen and women who are highly skilled in constructing handmade large dining tables and crafting hand cut marquetry for them. This requires a high level of consistency in the execution of such an intricate designs across the large surface area. You will see the wonderful consistency from looking at the photographs. Assembling such a beautiful large dining table requires a number of phases all of which require a high amount of skill and attention to detail. The first step is to create and draw the marquetry designs on paper in keeping with the styling and design ethic of the Victorian period. These designs are then glued onto a sheet of plywood and the veneers that are to be used for the burr walnut and the marquetry pieces are pinned underneath the plywood. The detailed marquetry shapes are then cut out using a fret saw with a very fine blade, a process that requires a keen eye and the steadiness of a surgeon’s hand. The assembly begins and each piece of veneer is singly selected and singed in hot sand which is continuously heated in a red hot crucible. The point of this is to colour the veneers and the shades vary according to the depth and length of time the piece is left in the hot sand. Again, ensuring that there is a consistency of colour and tone across the whole marquetry design requires a high level of skill. Each piece is hand-fitted with the burr walnut to produce the overall design taped into place. Once the whole piece is completed glued paper is stuck to the back to hold the whole assembly in place. Once this is done the tape on the front can be removed and the piece of marquetry veneer begins to take shape. The solid mahogany large dining table is also built and the tabletop and its underneath is prepared with mahogany veneer. The burr walnut and marquetry sheet is then carefully aligned to the tabletop and placed in a hot press which fixes it in place. The tabletop is then veneered a further four times to prevent buckling and warping of the tabletop marquetry. Once completed, the whole table is expertly French polished by hand to provide the highest quality finish, bringing out all the tones and shades of the marquetry and wood grains. This results in an exquisite finished large dining table. About Burr Walnut The wonderful swirling figure found in burr walnut has made it a wood of choice for fine furniture and cabinet-makers across the centuries. The swirling figure is created by cutting and polishing the wood from areas of the tree where is meets other elements e.g. where the trunk meets the roots. Marquetry Marquetry is the art of inlaying materials into either wood or stone to create patterns and pictures. The art developed in the early 16th century in Florence, where stonemasons started inlaying precious stones, jaspers and multi-coloured marble into marble slabs which were used in fine buildings, particularly churches and cathedrals. The technique was copied for wood, with materials such as pewter, brass and other woods being used. Antwerp and the whole Flanders region became renown for this type of wood marquetry during the 16th century. Marquetry became the watchword of luxury during the 17th century in France when Flemish master cabinet-makers migrated to Paris and the demand for the sumptuous and luxurious rose to prominence under the rule of Louis XIV. Many fine pieces of marquetry furniture were commissioned for Versailles and other royal residences and marquetry items became extremely popular denoting wealth and status. French Polish French polishing is a technique that uses alcohol and shellac polish to produce incredibly high gloss on wood surfaces. It is an arduous process requiring a lot of work, but the results are universally acknowledged as superb for enhancing wood grains. As such the technique is particularly suited for bringing out the detail, colour and refinement of marquetry. More Information and Viewing We are always very happy to answer queries and questions and also to arrange a viewing of this item or our other large dining tables in our North London warehouse. Please email or call us on the above number quoting reference 00626 so we know which large dining table you are interested in. Our warehouse and showroom is open for public viewings between 10am until 5pm every weekday and on occasional Saturdays. We do not open every Saturday so please call before travelling. Shipping, Delivery and Returns We ship items free of charge to any mainland UK address. If you would like to have this large dining table 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 dining table outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 79 x Width 430 x Depth 150 - Fully extended

Height 79 x Width 150 x Depth 150 - With all leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 14 feet, 1 inch x Depth 4 feet, 11 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 11 inches x Depth 4 feet, 11 inches - With all leaves removed

£12,950.00
Ref: 00059
Stunning Bespoke Handmade Burr Walnut 10ft Oval Marquetry Dining Table

Stunning Bespoke Handmade Burr Walnut 10ft Oval Marquetry Dining Table

This lovely handmade bespoke large oval dining table features gorgeous hand cut marquetry comprising urns, vases ribbons and garlands and French burr walnut. It has been French polished to the highest gloss bringing out the fine grains of the burr walnut and the inlaid marquetry pieces. When fully extended this large oval dining table can comfortably seat ten people. The table can be extended or reduced by the addition or removal of two leaves using the special winding mechanism incorporated into the table. When the two leaves are removed the table is transformed into a six seat oval dining table. This wonderful large oval dining table is raised on four beautifully carved legs that terminate in brass cap castors. The matching chairs featured in the photographs are also available by separate purchase. Make It Personal - Our Bespoke Dining Table Service This is a very fine marquetry dining table as it is but we also offer you the opportunity to acquire one just like but which has been personalised with marquetry designs that you specify. This could be a family crest or coat of arms. Alternatively, businesses could incorporate their logos, motifs and product names, brands etc into the design of the marquetry table top. Please note that the price quoted is for the standard table as photographed here - there will be an additional charge for personalisation - please contact us to discuss your requirements. Condition This large oval dining table is in pristine condition being brand new. The Making of this Marquetry Masterpiece Marquetry is a highly skilled art and we have made a video to show you just how this lovely large oval dining table was made in our Italian workshops by third generation master craftsmen and women. Please take a few moments to watch this video in order to fully appreciate what a fine piece of furniture this is. Making this large oval dining table started with designing and drawing the marquetry patterns onto paper. The paper was glued onto a sheet of plywood with the carefully chosen veneers pinned to the underside. The marquetry shapes of urns, ribbons, flowers and foliage were then cut out using a very fine blade fret cutter, a process that requires a keen eye and the steady hand of a surgeon! Each small piece of marquetry veneer was then placed on a large tray and then each individual item was selected and singed by hand in hot sand heated in a red hot crucible. The colour and tone of the piece of veneer changes depending on the depth and time the piece is left in the sand. The marquetry pattern was then painstakingly pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle, with each piece being hand inserted into the cut burr walnut and taped in place. When the whole design was finished it was turned over and a piece of glued paper was placed on the back to hold it all in place. The tape on the front was then removed. The solid mahogany table was also prepared by veneering the tabletop both underneath and on top. The marquetry and burr walnut sheet was then attached to the table top using a hot press which fixed the prepared sheet of burr walnut and marquetry in place. The whole top was then veneered an additional four times to prevent bowing or warping. Once everything was complete, the whole table was French polished by hand ensuring that all the glorious colours of the various wood grains were highlighted to perfection. As you can see from the photographs, the result speaks for itself - a magnificent large oval dining table. About Burr Walnut Burr walnut is a very refined wood with a wonderful swirling figure that comes from cutting from a part of the tree where it meets other elements e.g. where the trunk meets the roots. It has been highly prized throughout the centuries by master cabinet-makers because of the colour and decorative nature of this figure. True burr walnut comes from a rare growth that sometimes happens on walnut trees where literally hundreds of tiny branches start growing, but the swirling figure can be found in most walnut trees if cut in the correct way. It is due to this luxurious grain that we chose to use this wood as a veneer for our lovely large oval dining table. Marquetry Marquetry has been practiced since the early 16th century in both Florence and Antwerp with the former specialising in doing inlaid stone work, whilst the latter became famous for producing wood marquetry. It’s popularity exploded in France during the 17th century when it was considered luxurious enough to be used for furniture destined for Versailles and other royal residences with Louis XIV commissioning very many fine pieces which can still be seen today in museums and palaces. Marquetry continues to flourish even today with modern techniques and designs being employed. However, we consider ourselves very lucky to have third generation skilled marquetry craftspeople in our workshops in Italy capable of producing marquetry that matches any of that that was produced in previous centuries. This has enabled us to bring this exquisite marquetry large oval dining table to you. French Polish French polishing is renowned for bringing out the full grain and colour of fine woods and veneers. Because of this we have chosen to use it on this delightful large oval dining table and it certainly does justice to the fine marquetry work. French polish is made from shellac and alcohol and requires a lot of hard work to buff and polish repeatedly until the surface is brought to the highest gloss possible. This type of polishing has been used for luxury items since the 18th century when it became the preferred method of finishing the work of master cabinet-makers. Viewing & Further Information If you would like to know more about this marvellous bespoke handmade oval dining table, please don’t hesitate to contact us, either by email or phone on the above number quoting reference number 00059, so we know which table you are talking about. We can also arrange for you to come and view it in our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment. Whilst you are here you can also view our fine selection of other large oval dining tables and as well as our selection of circular and rectangular tables, all featuring different and beautiful marquetry and all in different styles if you would prefer e.g. Regency or Victorian. We really do have one of the very best selections of fine bespoke handmade furniture in London. Our warehouse and showroom is open for public viewings between the hours of 10am to 5pm every weekday and also on occasional Saturdays. We do not open every Saturday however so please call before travelling. Shipping, Delivery and Returns We can pack and ship our items to any destination worldwide, but please do call for a shipping quotation first as we need to be sure we can meet your requirements. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge. We are happy to offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. Please note that for the refund to apply, you must return this large oval dining table in its original packaging and condition. You will also be liable for the return shipping fees, unless we have delivered an item to you that is materially different to what you ordered. You are also responsible for all local taxes and custom duties that accrue due to the large oval dining table being shipped to destinations outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 288 x Depth 120 - Fully extended

Height 78 x Width 168 x Depth 120 - With both leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 9 feet, 5 inches x Depth 3 feet, 11 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 6 inches x Depth 3 feet, 11 inches - With both leaves removed

£4,400.00

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