Oak Dining Table by Waals

Designed by Peter Waals and made in his Chalford workshop.

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Art work details

Year of production :
Tables and Desks
Dimensions :
H. 76cm; L. 192cm (extending to 255.5cm); W. 114cm
Credit Line :
Presented by the Pick family in memory of Sidney Pick in 1974.

Unusually the planks which form the table top run along the width (at right angles to the length) of the table. The two halves of the table top are each made up of three planks joined with four double dovetail or butterfly joints. Waals probably decided to make the table top like this to get the best use out of the dramatically grained quartered oak.

This design of this table with its simplified hayrake stretchers and shaped ends was based on a Gimson design of 1915 for a dining table in walnut.

Commissioned by C Victor Smith for the White House, Leicester. The original cost was £44.10.0.