Stunning 10ft Burr Walnut & Marquetry Dining Table

Stunning 10ft Burr Walnut & Marquetry Dining Table

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This is a fantastic burr walnut dining table with exquisite floral marquetry decoration that can seat twelve people in great comfort.

It is made from burr walnut which has a beautiful grain and the hand cut marquetry decoration compliments it beautifully.

The exquisite hand cut inlaid floral marquetry decorations of bouquets of flowers, birds, vases and garlands are cut from different veneers which are of various colours. To highlight the marquetry, as well as the natural grain of the wood, this table has been expertly French polished by hand.

It has two leaves of 60 cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism and it stands on elegantly carved and inlaid legs which terminate in brass castors.

This stunning table will make a profound impression on your dinner guests and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.

The chairs that are shown in the photographs are not included in the price but are available if required.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.

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

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 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.

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.

Dimensions

W284.0 x H80.0 x D124.0 cm

Wear condition

Excellent

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Period

Unknown

Style

Antique

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

44218344
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