Planar Rosewood Dining Set by Robert Heritage for Archie Shine

Planar Rosewood Dining Set by Robert Heritage for Archie Shine


A stunning rosewood dining set.

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This is a truly stunning high-end dining table with 6 chairs in beautiful rosewood, designed by Robert Heritage for revered London maker Archie Shine in the 1960s. The grain patterns on the table and chairs are rich and expressive and the contrast between the rosewood top and stretcher bar and the aluminium pedestal legs is a fantastic design feature. The table will comfortably seat 6 but will accommodate up to 8 diners and pedestal bases are great as everyone has plenty of legroom.

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 .

The Planar Range was introduced in 1967 and was considered radical at the time and didn’t sell in large numbers. The British economy was starting to struggle and the Labour government greatly increased income tax for those with higher incomes which definitely affected the market for more expensive pieces. Many British furniture makers changed direction around 1968 to make more affordable pieces .

This stand-out table and chairs will be a significant addition to your home so please contact us for condition details and a video tour of the set. The table top can be removed, if required, to facilitate easy delivery.

H71.5 x W200 x D110cm




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