The history of the old dining table

All foods on the long oak refectory tables has been the agenda since the Middle Ages to the 17th century, where the distinguished style of eating in the dining room instead of assigned large dining created opportunities for carpenters to create more rooms smaller and more refined furnishings.

The long dining table dining ancient oak in the previous period were made from the abundance of English oak in place with mortise and tenon and is secured with screws. They were made by carpenters and joiners, cabinet makers rather than the subsequent period. Panel chairs, stools and benches were the main forms of the seats and tables were the construction of the frame with four legs joined by stretchers. The beginning of the 17th century saw more guns and richly carved stretchers introduced and upholstery have been added during the reign of Charles II, where he made the most extravagant style with him from exile in France.

However, when it was used in walnut wood-based housing in the reign of Queen Anne in the early 18 th century English cabinet-making quality has really started to make his mark.

Marquetry and parquet are used by a striking decorative effect to create large pieces of furniture and fashion to food. Everything about the food there on the basis of quality and comfort. Queen Anne features antique chairs were were mostly walnut, wide seats were packed for convenience, the upper back, sometimes decorated with vases and other ornaments, and two iron bars two simple and robust in the face which were carved richly knee and had the balls and the claws on its feet. The dining room usually consists of two carvers and six side chairs around a dining table more often small and round, but old products.

When walnut trees began to run in the 18th century, mahogany was imported to replace him and quickly became the choice of carpenters. Its design allows for fine-grained very extravagant French Rococo, which then led to more delicate sculptures designers such as Thomas Chippendale chair back mesh with oriental motifs influenced by imports from China and Japan came to be known as “Chinese Chippendale”. The strength and fine grain of mahogany was also able to withstand much cleaner and features a neoclassical style, less robust, where the back and heart-shaped shield created by George Hepplewhite chair created a small dining room but still very strong and even smaller, lighter and fine dining tables. In the hands of Thomas Sheraton, antique chairs and tables have continued to become lighter and straighter, with design patterns and finally fluted legs and cane.

Yields have been made to the Gothic and Renaissance in the early Victorian era. At a time when the furniture is manufactured rather than hand-to drive the Arts and Crafts movement William Morris remarkable as they continued celebrating the talents of a carpenter with much clearer, oak furniture made from hand. Period dining tables and antique chairs antique reproduction dining can be found by renowned antique shops.

Christian author Davies is a second generation antiques dealer and owner of Christian antiquities Davies, a family business based in antiques Preston, Lancashire.

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