This is a truly stunning high-end dining table in beautiful rosewood, designed by Robert Heritage for revered London maker Archie Shine in the 1960s. The grain patterns on the table are rich and expressive. Design highlights include the attractive configuration of the stretcher bars that sit below and which support the structure of the table. Another super feature is that the two additional leaves can be used separately, or together, meaning that 3 different table lengths can be set. Also, take a look at the little rebate that runs around the edge of the table top – another eye-catching detail of this beautiful piece of mid century furniture.
Robert Heritage designed furniture for a number of British makers in the 1950s, 60s and 70s but is best known for his work for the top quality London maker Archie Shine. Archie Shine furniture was retailed by Heals and a few independent up-market provincial retailers. Robert Heritage was also an influential Professor of Furniture at the Royal College of Art from 1974-1985 .
Condition is super as we’ve had the table top refinished to a high standard by a professional furniture restorer. There were one or two small areas of veneer missing and these have been filled appropriately. Take a look at the close-in photos to see these. Worth noting though that the photos probably exaggerate the visual impact of these areas. They blend in pretty well and don’t attract your eye when this fantastic table is viewed as a whole.
H73 x W137 x D137cm (Width extends to both 190 and 244cm)