This Kallenbach’s dining room suite is definitely one of the more impressive sets that we’ve had for sale on Mint! Aside from the fact that the table sells for $5500 (R84 000!) online it’s such a beautifully made table that even without the impressive price tag it would be obvious that this is a serious piece of furniture. Made from solid kiaat the table has a really clever design that allows it to extend seamlessly – the pieces of wood that frame the table don’t move at all, creating the illusion that the table top is a solid frame, even once it’s been extended – ingenious!
The lady who I bought the set from was very sad to see it go – understandably so – and had great stories to tell about her family growing up around this table. She also explained how she chose different chairs to the ones that the table came with (all of the sets I’ve seen before have been sold with very cool looking leather backed chairs), because she thought the matching chairs were uncomfortable. I’m a little sad that she chose comfort over form (honestly!), but luckily the Kallenbach’s chairs she landed up with are still super stylish! They were ridiculously difficult to reupholster though, so the upholstery job isn’t perfect (see photos), but even so these are still stupidly good looking, and beautifully made dining room chairs that you would struggle to buy today without taking out a second bond on your home!
Dimensions: Table – 73 cm tall x 83.5cm wide x 198cm/267cm long when fully extended; Dining room chairs – 81cm tall x 53cm wide x 49cm deep
NB: Furniture deliveries can be arranged in Joburg for a fee of R250/Please arrange own transport for the rest of the country