An elegant vintage Sapele Mahogany nine-piece dining set with beautiful proportions. Probably made locally by one of the well-known Knysna companies and marked with an "F" which might be for Fechter's, but the chairs are almost an exact John Tabraham design.
An 8-10 seater oval-shaped extendable table with beautifully shaped legs. The extension tucks in underneath the table for storage when not in use and is easily accessible. Note the stunning wood grain on the top.
There are 8 ladderback chairs in total with two being carvers with amazingly shaped arms. Newly upholstered seats in an avocado green textured Hertex fabric. A sturdy piece of history to own for many centuries to come.
The wood has been completely refinished as the set was finished in a high gloss varnish that started to age. The wood was stripped, sanded and re-sealed in a matt sealant and is in excellent restored condition.
Table : 183cm W, 234cm W (extended) x 96cm D x 77cm H
Chairs : 46cm W x 44cm D x 83cm H
It is selling as a set, however, the chairs work out to R1980.00 per chair and the unique. extendable table to R15500
As with most Mid-Century pieces, it is a good combination of solid wood and a high-quality wood veneer. The quality, old veneer was long-lasting and for this reason, it can be retouched or sanded and refinished. The history of veneer on furniture is a long and honorable tradition, and it depends on the workmanship, condition and thickness of the veneer itself.
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Although all effort is made to refurbish our furniture to best represent their original state, it must be noted that most of the items we source date between the 1950s to the late 1970s. For this reason and although restored, signs of their vintage condition & age might still be visible. We will normally point out any visible/notable concerns. Take note of all photos or view the item in-store prior to purchasing.