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Antique Pollard Oak Victorian Extending Dining Table 19th Century and 10 Chairs

$15,303.05Asking Priceper set

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There is no mistaking the style and sophisticated design of this exquisite dining set comprising a rare English antique Victorian pollard oak extending dining table, circa 1850 in date and a set of ten vintage dining chairs. The styles that developed throughout the early 19th century were an extension of the current political situations but also in accordance with the needs of the rising middle class during the industrial revolution. This impressive dining table is exemplary of the early Victorian era with its Pollard oak and delicate ebony line inlay. This wonderful table has three leaf extensions and can comfortably seat ten. This striking table has been handcrafted from solid oak which is not only strong, but has a beautiful grain. The top is in Pollard, oak with twin ebonized line inlaid decoration, which is seen in the intricate burr on the table top. The three leaves can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism, the leaves can be easily stored away when not required. The table is raised on four elegant carved and turned and reeded legs that terminate in brass caps and castors. The superb set of ten Vintage swag back dining chairs date from the second half of the 20th Century. Masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany throughout, the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking. Comprising eight chairs and two armchairs, all featuring an attractive swag back design with 'drop in' seats that have been reupholstered in the finest claret damask. Whatever the function of this gorgeous dining set, it will make a profound impression on your dinner guests or clients and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed, and the chairs reupholstered, in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 77 x width 286 x depth 138 - fully extended Height 77 x width 157 x depth 138 - with all leaves removed Height 88 x width 50 x depth 55 - chair Height 88 x width 55 x depth 59 - armchairs Height 49 - seat height Dimensions in inches: Height 30.3 x width 112.6 x depth 54.3 - fully extended Height 30.3 x width 61.8 x depth 54.3 - with all leaves removed Height 34.6 x width 19.7 x depth 21.7 - chair Height 34.6 x width 21.7 x depth 23.2 - armchairs Height 19.3 - seat height Pollard Oak Pollarding is a pruning system in which the upper branches of a tree are removed, promoting a dense head of foliage and branches. It has been common in Europe since medieval times and is practiced today in urban areas worldwide, primarily to maintain trees at a predetermined height. The bole of the tree, constantly cut back over a period of years, will eventually form a lump, or ‘burr’, which when sawn for veneer, gives a lovely grained, swirling figure. The effect is similar to that of burr walnut with its distinctive speckled grain. Burrs, or ‘burls’, are growths which appear on the side of tree trunks, resulting from a tree undergoing some form of stress. They may be caused by an injury, virus or fungus. During the 19th century great strides were made in the mechanization of cabinet making. Marc Isambard Brunel [Isambard Kingdom’s father] built the first steam driven saw mill, and invented a circular saw that could be used to cut veneers thinly and evenly for the first time. He also developed the first hydraulic veneer press. The figured wood cut from burrs and pollards is notoriously difficult to cut and lay: the wild grain which makes it so attractive results in a very delicate, brittle veneer. The new machines enabled the Victorian craftsmen to make the most of these beautiful timbers.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 30.32 in. (77 cm)Width: 112.6 in. (286 cm)Depth: 54.34 in. (138 cm)Seat Height: 19.3 in. (49 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 11
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 09898b1stDibs: LU950619491542

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