This is a excellent example of an art deco antique dining table dating from 1930. Created in birdseye maple the dinner table has rounded corners and is set on twin pedestal legs.
This art deco antique dining table can be extended by the insertion of an additional piece which means it can be adapted to match most occasions.
As you can see from the photographs, this antique art deco dining table is in excellent condition.
Will it fit?
When the table is open its’ height is 77cm (or 2 feet, 6 inches), its length is 153 cm (5 feet) with a depth of 84 cm (2 feet, 9 inches). When the table is closed the height and depth are the same, but the length is reduced to 107 cm equivalent to 3 feet, 6 inches. Please make sure that this art deco dining table fits into the space you have in mind for it.
More About Art Deco
The art deco style initially emerged in France between 1910 and 1914 featuring very bright colours and frequently floral motifs. It went on to flourish throughout the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s ending with the second world war. It was influenced by the growth in industrialisation and technology in this interwar period.
Influencing the design of a wide range of objects and artefacts including buildings, cars, trains ,ocean liners, furniture, jewellery and fashion, it was an eclectic style combining modernist styles with rich materials and craftsmanship that is fine. The underpinning theme of the style was the desire to be modern. From the beginning it was influenced by the geometric designs (drawn from Cubism), bright colours and the use of expensive rare materials such as ivory and ebony coupled with the finest craftsmanship.
An early form of plastic, it evolved to feature more curved forms and smooth polished surfaces. During the great depression of the 1930s, it became more subdued, and with the arrival of new materials such as stainless steel, chrome plating and bakelite, it became more modern still. Streamline was a variety of art deco that emerged in the 1930s and reflected the modern aerodynamic principles that were being developed for aviation and ballistics. The new bullet shapes were applied to a whole range of objects including cars, ships and trains and also those not intended to move such as gas pumps, fridges and even buildings and this shape came to denote the epitome of modernity which was at the very centre of the art deco aesthetic.
This antique art deco dining table shows off the smooth curves and highly polished surfaces typical of the 1930s style of art deco. In particular, you can see it in the twin legs that are pedestal which are curved in typical style.
Bird eye that is type of wood figure that has a distinctive pattern, resembling a tiny swirling eye that disrupts the smooth line of the grain. Found within several kinds of wood, it is most usually found within hard maple. How the phenomenon comes about is unknown and there has been no useful explanation of the combination of factors produces the birdseye figure. It is hard to tell whether a tree will have the figure by looking at it. There are a few clues in the bark, but on the whole the only way to tell is by felling the tree. This all makes birdseye maple rare and therefore expensive.
Items made with birdseye maple tend to be more costly, not just because of the rarity of the wood, but also because it is hard to work and easy to damage in working. The more ‘eyes’ there are in the wood the weaker the wood tends to be meaning the craftsperson needs to use great care and skill. This limits the amount of projects it to very fine furniture and other items such as musical instruments that it is feasible to use the wood for, limiting.
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