Antique Dining Tables
We offer a wide range of the finest antique dining tables. As one of the UK's premier furniture dealers, our aim is to be able to supply dining …
We offer a wide range of the finest antique dining tables. As one of the UK's premier furniture dealers, our aim is to be able to supply dining tables from any period, including Victorian dining tables, William IV dining tables, and Regency dining tables.
We also supply antique oak dining tables, mahogany dining tables and other varieties made with exotic and desirable timbers. Many of these fine dining tables have exquisite inlaid decorations, but marquetry dining tables are our speciality.
If you are looking for an antique dining table that suits you own particular requirements, check out our range of bespoke dining tables made by skilled craftsmen using traditional materials and methods.
In addition to antique dining tables, we carry a wide range of dining chairs and often have matching sets available.
Browse below through our online stock of antique dining tables, or visit our showroom.
Bespoke Monumental 11metre 35ft walnut marquetry dining conference tableThere is no mistaking the classic and sophisticated design of this gorgeous bespoke burr walnut and marquetry dining table which can seat thirty six people in comfort. The table is made from burr walnut which has a beautiful grain with exquisite marquetry decorations which include bouquets of flowers, musical instruments, vases, swirls and geometric designs. It has eight 3ft leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special double wind out mechanism. When all the leaves are removed the table is transformed into a mid sized oval dining table. The table is raised on eight elegant hand carved reeded legs which terminate in brass cap castors. The 36 chairs are not included in the price but can be purchased if required. THIS IS A BESPOKE ITEM AND CAN BE MADE TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS IF REQUIRED. Condition: This is a new bespoke handmade table. The making of a marquetry masterpiece The making of a bespoke marquetry dining table involves many phases - carried out with the highest level of attention to detail - by third generation master craftsmen in our workshop in Italy. First the design of the marquetry is drawn on paper. The paper is then glued on to a sheet of plywood and the veneers are attached to the underside with pins. There can be a maximum of 16 sheets of veneer. In this case, there are 8 for the burr walnut and 8 for the marquetry. With a fret cutter, using a very fine blade, the marquetry is cut out, using the burr walnut and various coloured veneers to compose the flowers. Today we use an electric fret cutter, although in the 18th and 19th centuries the cutters were operated by treadles. All of the cut out pieces of veneer are then placed on a large tray. They are then singed by being placed in hot sand in a red hot crucible. This singed effect gives different shades to the various veneers, depending on how deep and how long they are left in the hot sand. The various items of veneer are then inserted into the burr walnut one by one. After they are inserted, tape is placed over them to keep them in place. They are then turned over and a sheet of glued paper is placed over them all, after which the tape can be removed. The prepared solid mahogany table is then veneered with mahogany - twice on the under side, horizontally and vertically, and then once on the top side. The prepared marquetry and burr walnut sheet is then placed on top and the whole table top is placed into a hot press, which glues the sheet to the top. The backing paper can then be sanded off. The table top is then veneered 4 times to prevent the top from bowing or warping. Once the assembly is complete, the table is French polished by hand using natural products, resulting in a stunning bespoke masterpiece of marquetry.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 82 x Width 1,070 x Depth 170 - Fully Extended
Height 82 x Width 350 x Depth 170 - With all leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 8 inches x Width 35 feet, 1 inch x Depth 5 foot, 7 inches - Fully Extended
Height 2 foot, 8 inches x Width 11 foot, 6 inches x Depth 5 foot, 7 inches - With all leaves removed
Stunning Burr Walnut 10ft Oval Marquetry Bespoke Dining TableThis lovely large oval bespoke dining table features gorgeous hand cut marquetry comprising urns, vases ribbons and garlands and French burr walnut. This table has been French polished to the highest gloss bringing out the fine grains of the burr walnut and 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 castors. The matching chairs featured in the photographs are also available by separate purchase. This is a very fine marquetry dining table as it is but we also offer you the opportunity to acquire one just like it that has been personalised with marquetry designs that you specify. 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 created the 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.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 305 x Depth 121 - Fully extended
Height 78 x Width 185 x Depth 121 - With both leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 10 foot x Depth 4 feet - Fully extended
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 1 inch x Depth 4 feet - With both leaves removed