A very rare opportunity to own a superb English dining set by the master cabinet makers of Norwich England, Arthur Brett & Sons, dating from the late 20th century.
The set comprises a circular dining table with eight chairs.
The circular extending dining table of Georgian design, the top with elegant crossbanded decoration and with an extra leaf that can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
The table is raised on four turned central supports on a square base with four splayed legs that terminate in brass toes and castors.
The set of chairs comprises a pair of armchairs and eight side chairs. Made from solid mahogany with wonderful hand-carved decoration, on turned and fluted front legs with sabre back legs, the seats upholstered in rose brocade.
Bearing Arthur Brett labels to the underside of the chairs and the table.
In really excellent condition having been rarely used, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 71 x width 200 x depth 138 - when fully extended.
Height 71 x width 138 x depth 138 - with leaf removed.
Height 87 x width 47 x depth 55 - chairs.
Height 87 x width 55 x depth 53 - armchairs.
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 4 inches x width 6 feet, 7 inches x depth 4 feet, 6 inches - when fully extended.
Height 2 feet, 4 inches x width 4 feet, 6 inches x depth 4 feet, 6 inches - with leaf removed.
Height 2 feet, 10 inches x width 1 foot, 6 inches x depth 1 foot, 10 inches - chairs.
Height 2 feet, 10 inches x width 1 foot, 10 inches x depth 1 foot, 9 inches - armchairs.
Arthur Brett’s roots in furniture date back five generations as far as the early 19th century with chairmaker John Brett, born in Norfolk in 1815. In 1870, his son Jonathan T. Brett founded the company making and selling furniture with his six sons. One of them, Arthur, an antiques dealer, gradually expanded into reproductions, setting up as Arthur Brett in the 1920s with elegant showrooms in St Giles Street, Norwich.
The company’s experience in restoring priceless antiques gave Arthur and his team of craftsmen the expertise to create authentic and museum-standard reproductions. This tradition of quality and craftsmanship continues to the present day.
Over the years, the firm has established its reputation for making the finest English furniture, with their committed teams of craftsmen, most of whom have served the firm for decades. They have passed down to successive generations the traditional skills and techniques of which any 18th century cabinetmaker would be proud. With this wealth of history and experience Arthur Brett can offer the finest handcrafted bespoke furniture for 21st century living.
Arthur Brett and Arthur Brett Architectural, now make up part of a family of superb traditional furniture brands which represent the best of English Fine furniture-making; gracing the finest homes, financial institutions, hotels and Royal residences internationally.