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The base is carved from solid walnut and the top, of inlaid burr walnut, is a truly exceptional example of the Victorian cabinet makers' art. The are lovely satinwood floral inlays.
The whole table has been French polished to a beautiful finish and features its original brass and porcelain castors.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 70 x Width 105 x Depth 89 - open
Height 70 x Width 26 x Depth 89 - closed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 3 feet, 5 inches x Depth 2 feet, 11 inches - open
Height 2 feet, 4 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 2 feet, 11 inches - closed
A Sutherland table is a folding table whose top is so narrow that, when folded, it can be stood against a wall without taking up much space. When the leaves are swung up to sit on their gate-legs, it becomes large enough to be a small breakfast table. The earliest versions were commonly solid mahogany, later ones sometimes veneered,often with bird’s-eye maple, but various woods were used, including burr walnut yew and fruitwood.
First recorded in about 1850, almost exactly 100 years after the similar Pembroke was first made, they were named after Harriet, the Duchess of Sutherland (1806 to 1868), and reached their height of popularity in the late 19th century.
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.
Our reference: 06434
318 Green Lanes