Unfortunately I know nothing about different woods, but the finish on this (large!) extendable dining room table reminds me a lot of an art deco walnut veneer table that we used to have in our house in Durban. I don’t think that it is a walnut veneer, but it has a similar rich, dark look to it, and the same beautiful silky feel! There’s some minor damage to the veneer on the one edge, which is noticeable, but not terribly so, and this is such am impressive table (extended it measures nearly 2.5m long – which is loooong for a table!) that it’s really not the thing that draws your attention.
The chairs, which are super solid, have been given new vinyl seats, with the wood also having being sanded down. There’s still a bit of wear, as is often the case with furniture of this vintage, but on the whole they’re pretty clean.
This set is obviously quite a lot heavier looking than the lighter coloured, spindly legged versions that we normally sell, but there’s definitely something to be said for this almost brutalist style, and in the right home this dining room suite is going to look spectacular!
NB: Deliveries can be arranged in Joburg only/Please arrange own transport for the rest of the country
Dimensions: Table – 74.5cm tall x 91.5cm wide 181cm (six seater)/242.5cm long (eight-ten seater); Chairs – 78cm tall x 47cm wide x 45cm deep