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Stunning Bespoke Handmade 14ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table

Stunning Bespoke Handmade 14ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table

Stunning Bespoke Handmade 14ft Marquetry Burr Walnut Dining Table


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This fabulous bespoke handmade table is typical of Victorian style furniture.  

It is made from burr walnut which  has a beautiful grain, to highlight the grain this table has been French polished. 

The table has exquisite hand cut marquetry decorations. These regal decorations include bouquets of beautiful flowers, vases, swirls and geometric designs.

There is no mistaking the classic and sophisticated design of this gorgeous burr walnut dining room table with marquetry decoration.

This table would also be appropriate for a conference room. Whatever its function, it will make a profound impact on your dinner guests or clients and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.

The table has four  leaves which can be added or removed as required by a special double wind out mechanism. When completely wound in, the table is transformed into a 150cm ( 5Ft ) round dining table. The four detachable leaves can be stored away until they are required. Six elegantly carved legs terminate in brass castors and give the table its stability.

Please note that the chairs in the photographs are not included in the price but are available to purchase if required.


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 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

“Burr 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 produce 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 colors are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.


W430.0 x H79.0 x D150.0 cm



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