• Item: Set of dining table & chairs
• Circa: 1930
• Provenance: England UK
• In the manner of Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd.
• Wood: Burr walnut
• Curved design
• Deep, moulded & removable top to table
• Mirror matched burr walnut veneer
• Curved ‘U’ shaped base
• Curved feet
• 6 tub shaped dining chairs
• Brand new champagne cream full grain real leather upholstery
• Curved backs
• Splayed legs
• Original polish & patination
• Stunning colour & quality
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a quite outstanding quality English Art Deco dining suite set of burr walnut ‘U’ shaped dining table & six real leather upholstered tub chairs, circa 1930 – 1940, in the manner of Harry & Lou Epstein Ltd., in excellent condition. The table boasts a curved design, incorporating a deep, curved end burr walnut veneer top with moulded edge. The table top is raised on a striking upward ‘U’ shaped curved base, which united below to downward curved feet. This table boasts classic Art Deco styling; this is evident in the curved corners and clean lines. The table top lifts off to facilitate easy access into the desired room.
The tub chairs boast a curved, wraparound back design, featuring stunning mirror matched burr walnut veneer to the rear. The backs and seats of the chairs have been newly upholstered in top quality full grain champagne cream real leather and finished with traditional hessian backing to the underside. The seats are firm, so you do not sink into them, and are very comfortable. The chairs sit on their original splayed legs.
The table and chairs are well-made, solid in joint and ready to use.
The table & chairs boast a golden burr walnut colour; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning they have received.
This Art Deco dining suite is an excellent investment and would look superb in a variety of rooms, especially the dining room, living room or kitchen. It would certainly grace any home. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely set of furniture.
Provenance – H & L Epstein Ltd.:
Originally founded in the 1890s by Morris Epstein, the Epstein Company would become one of the most recognisable and high-quality producers of Art Deco furniture from the 1930s to the 1950s. The Epstein family were amongst a number of Jewish immigrants from the Baltic States and the Balkans, who then established a cabinet-making community in London’s East End, particularly in the Shoreditch area. Initially, they traded out of furniture outlets in the area, such as Weinbau, Caplan & Percy Young. All of Morris’ six sons carried on in the furniture-making profession, and in 1929, two of his sons – Harry and Lou – established H & L Epstein Furniture Designers and Manufacturers and by the 1930s the company totalled 15 men, with Harry as designer and Lou as cabinetmaker. Harry and Lou, as well as their brothers David, Michael and Sidney, would go on to establish their own shops and showrooms in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin.
Epstein’s furniture was influenced by customers whose tastes echoed the avant-garde styles such as those seen at the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts which occurred in Paris in 1925. In particular, they were well-known for cloud-shape designs, featured on lounge and dining suites, and boat-based designs featured on tables and cabinets. They also took a significant amount of commissions, producing furniture to customer specifications, using materials such as burr maple, sycamore and walnut veneer, all of which was hand made using traditional cabinetmaking skills.
Earlier furniture, before 1940, while not stamped, can still be recognised due to its style, materials used, and quality of construction. From the 1950s, Epstein furniture started being constructed with ivorine labels, either stamped ‘H & L Epstein Ltd’ or ‘Epstein & Goldman’. Epstein furniture was widely considered as being of very high quality, and consequently their pieces are very sought-after today.
This set Art Deco burr walnut dining suite table and chairs is in excellent condition. The dining table has been French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore the finish and patination is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the top and leading edges, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The chairs frames have been glued to ensure they are solid in joint, and also French polished by hand to a professional standard. Therefore, the suite boasts a stunning colour and patination. The chairs have been newly upholstered in top quality full grain champagne cream real leather; therefore, the upholstery is clean and free from any marks or damage. This Art Deco dining set is solid in joint and ready to be used.
Height = 76.8cm or 30¼” or 2ft 6¼”
Width = 214.7cm or 84½” or 7ft ½”
Depth = 87.2cm or 34⅜” or 2ft 10⅜”
Knee height = 68.7cm or 27” or 2ft 3”
Height = 76.5cm or 30⅛” or 2ft 6⅛”
Width = 58cm or 22⅞” or 1ft 10⅞”
Depth = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat height = 56.5cm or 22¼” or 1ft 10¼”
Seat width (between forward end of back) = 48cm or 18⅞” or 1ft 6⅞”
Seat width (whole of seat front) = 58cm or 22⅞” or 1ft 10⅞”
Seat depth = 58cm or 22⅞” or 1ft 10⅞”
Back height = 26cm or 10¼”
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