Robert Heritage/Archie Shine Rosewood Dining Table

Robert Heritage/Archie Shine Rosewood Dining Table


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Archie Shine “Dorrington” Rosewood Dining table

An extremely rare design by Robert Heritage

Never has there been a better time to invest in this highly collectable mid century piece in Rio rosewood. This table will make a truly stunning feature in any dining space and is sure to be a talking point among your dinner guests!

Since Brazilian rosewood was declared an endangered species in 1978, furniture made from this exotic hardwood came to a halt. Since then it has become extremely desirable and highly prized. In addition to the scarcity of the wood the bold and distinctive black grain patterns offer a unique finish that cannot be found in other woods.

What is a relatively compact table becomes a large one in a matter of seconds - by adding the additional leaf - stored underneath the table top – and is perfect for those who enjoy entertaining.

This iconic table was designed and produced in the late 1950s / early 1960’s by leading British furniture designer Robert Heritage for the prestigious London Furniture manufacturer Archie Shine and sold via Heals high end home store.

Robert Heritage was made Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts in 1963 and worked as Head of the Furniture Department at the Royal College of Art from 1974 to 1985. No other British designer has won as many British design Council awards. Little wonder that his designs are now highly sought after by serious collectors - and cherished by the lucky few - who own such fine and increasingly rare pieces of modern history.

The table top is has been professionally and sympathetically restored and is in immaculate condition.

The image showing the table with a set of matching Robert Heritage rosewood chairs is for illustration purposes only. The chairs are not included in this listing but are available to purchase separately.

Dimensions: L 168cm extending to 213.5cm with the leaf insert / W 84cm / H 72cm

Additional dimensions information:

L 168cm extending to 213.5cm with the leaf insert


W84.0 x H72.0 cm

Wear condition



Robert Heritage


Archie Shine

Date of manufacture


Place of origin

United Kingdom




Mid 20th Century


Mid Century Modern


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