The larger refectories would have a number of refectory tables where monks would take their meals, often while one of the monks read sacred texts from an elevated pulpit, frequently reached from a stone staircase to one side of the refectory. Secular use of the refectory table is thought to have originated in the Mediterranean regions of Europe, where increasingly ornate designs were adopted by Italian and other craftsmen. Adaptation of the refectory table outside the monasteries traveled to central and northern parts of Europe in the late 16th century. For example the Italian artist Giulio Romano traveled to France in the first half of the 16th century and brought concepts of the Italian style to the French court of Francis I. Later in the 16th century the secular refectory table spread to Flemish and German locales.While the Mediterranean refectory tables emphasized the use of walnut, oak wood became equally common in these more northern parts of Europe. This table is of the very highest quality from the materials used & by the way its been hand constructed by highly skilled English Cabinet makers. Its in the classic, elegant William IV style & comes with five turned attractive legs & a rounded ending top, & each turned leg ending in lovely brass castors. It will be in wonderful showroom, freshly professionally hand French polished condition.
It has been French polished in the traditional natural warm mahogany colour to show off the beautiful movement mahogany & now has once again that deep lustrous shine & gleam to it that still only hand French polishing can achieve using the very finest modern table top French Polishes & materials to obtain the stunning finish we desire, which also now give quite a hard & heat resistant finish compared to the old French Polishes of the past. Please browse the company website to view examples of how this beautiful table will transform again into showroom condition. This table has been finely constructed by English cabinet makers using all there skills to great effect. This very attractive table will very comfortably seat up to 10 people & would make an stunning new addition. Length: 90 inches, 229 cm, 7.6ft.106 cm or just over 3.5ft. 76 cm or 2.6ft. It is now the fully finished article and would grace any home, shop, business or showroom.
Please dont hesitate to contact me with any questions on 07966366338. You are most welcome to view this fine piece in person, from prior arrangement. Although are prices we feel are very fair and competitive for such high quality Antique furniture. All sales & work carried out are subject to are full terms & conditions below. 1 Placing an order & French polishing, restoration work.
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The item "Stunning English Oak Refectory dining table pro French Polished" is in sale since Thursday, January 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)".
The seller is "cmc-designs-uk" and is located in Ipswich. This item can be shipped worldwide.