Huge Bespoke Handmade Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table 18 Chairs

Huge Bespoke Handmade Marquetry Burr Walnut Extending Dining Table 18 Chairs

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This is a contemporary, bespoke, handmade and very large Victorian style marquetry dining table & chair set.It comprises a burr walnut dining room table with marquetry decoration that can be personalised with your own family crest, company logo or motif or indeed any customised decoration that you may wish to have. The marquetry dining table is supplied with a set of eighteen matching chairs.

The large dining table is made from burr walnut which has a typically intricate and beautiful grain. This has been embellished by the addition of fine quality inlaid marquetry decoration depicting urns, flowers, ribbons, various birds and a selection of vases.

These hand cut inlaid marquetry decorations are all made from a range of different veneers, each with a different colour. In order to highlight the marquetry, and the natural grain of the burr walnut, this fine table has been expertly French polished by craftsmen using that oldest of tools - their hands.

Make it truly yoursThe unique feature of this large dining table & chair set is that it can be customised to include marquetry decoration of your own specification. You may have a family coat of arms or crest that you would like to incorporate, or perhaps you are buying on behalf of a business or other organisation which would like to feature their logo, motif or other imagery.

Note that the price quoted is for the table supplied as is - please contact us for a quotation for your bespoke dining table with your own choice of marquetry decoration. The chairs may also be supplied with bespoke marquetry.

Variable sizes to suit all occasionsIf you need to seat up to 18 people then this is the table for you. In its largest configuration it is 79 cm high and some 500 cm in length x 150 cm deep. That's 2 ft 7 in high x 16 ft 5 in wide x 4 ft 11 in deep if you prefer.

In order to achieve that size you would have to fit the four expansion leaves of 80 cm each, which are added or removed as required to suit the occasion by means of a double winding mechanism.

Alternatively, if the occasion is more modest, the table can be used with fewer or none of the leaves added. In its smallest configuration with no added leaves, the table measures just 180 cm or 5 ft 11 in long.

To provide stability and strength, the table stands on six elegantly carved legs which are terminated with brass cap castors to facilitate ease of movement.

The ChairsThe table is supplied with matching set of eighteen chairs complement it perfectly and comprises sixteen side chairs and a pair of armchairs.

These chairs are made of solid walnut and also feature burr walnut and marquetry decoration which matches the table perfectly. This decoration can also be personalised at extra cost. Another interesting feature of these chairs is that the drop in seats can be easily removed to reveal the cooler cane seats below which can be used in warmer weather.

The 16 dining chairs chairs are 105 cm high x 48 cm wide and 46 cm deep, (3 feet, 5 inches high x 1 ft, 7 inches wide x 1 ft, 6 inches deep. The armchairs are the same height but slightly larger at 56 cm wide x 53 cm deep.

This large dining table & chair set would also be ideal for use in a conference room, boardroom or restaurant but whatever function you may have in mind, it will make a strong impression on your visitors and guests.

Condition:This is a newly made bespoke handmade dining table & chair set and is in showroom condition.

Viewing Arrangements & Further Information.Our north London showrooms are open every Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm for viewing. If you pay us a visit you can also view more of the dining table & chair sets that we currently have in stock and ask our resident furniture experts any questions you may have.

If you are unable to make the trip to London you are welcome to call us and ask any questions you may have - remember to quote the item reference, which is 08529a, when doing so - Thanks.

Sometimes we also open on Saturdays but please call us first to ensure that we are open before making a trip on a Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.

Shipping, Delivery and ReturnsWe ship items free of charge to any mainland UK address.

If you would like to have this bespoke dining table and chair set 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 500 x Depth 150 - fully extended

Height 79 x Width 180 x Depth 150 - when completely closed

Height 105 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - 2 Armchairs

Height 105 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - 14 Side 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, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - 2 Armchairs

Height 3 feet, 5 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - 14 Side chairs

urr Walnut
refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Marquetry is decorative artistry where pieces of material (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 brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.

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

Winding Mechanism for extending tables

A man by the name of Samuel Hawkins applied for a patent on a screw expander on June 6th, 1861. Presumably, Mr. Hawkins either died or retired because his business was taken over by a young machinist named Joseph Fitter in 1864.
Joseph Fitter operated a machinist shop where he produced winding mechanisms for extending tables as well as screw expanders for piano stools and other applications at 210 Cheapside, Birmingham England by the name of Britannia Works.


W500.0 x H79.0 x D150.0 cm



Date of manufacture



21st Century




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