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Product code: XDB002
Mid-century 1960's Dining Table from G Plan's Fresco Range.
Just fully restored by After Noah Workshops and ready for delivery.
Circular dining table that extends to an oval with an internal leaf on a fixed butterfly mechanism.
Table is made of teak with an afromosia edge. It has turned tapered legs off a mahogany apron.
Whilst this piece is in great condition, it is vintage, and as such may show some small signs of its age.
Please note that due to the piece's age the internal leaf may be a slightly different colour to the rest of the table.
G Plan furniture is so synonymous with mid century interiors that people use the brand name as shorthand for the style, E. Gomme Ltd also boasted that G Plan pieces “blend in beautifully with existing furniture – a sure proof of first-class design.”
As a Circular table:
Diameter:122cm x Height:73cm
Extended to Oval table:
Width:167.5cm x Depth:122cm
The table has been strengthened and re-glued on all loose joints. The surface finish, which was in a rather sorry state after 50 years of use and cleaning, was then stripped back and scraped by hand to provide a clean fine base before being hand French polished in our workshops. French polishing is extremely labour intensive and takes many days (sometimes weeks) to achieve a satisfactory finish. It consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in alcohol using a rubbing pad, lubricated with oil. The rubbing pad is made up of absorbent cotton or wool cloth wadding inside a square piece of fabric (usually soft cotton cloth) and is commonly referred to as a fad or rubber.
It is considered to be one of the most beautiful ways to finish highly figured wood, but it is also recognised to be less durable than some other finishes. It is softer than modern varnishes and lacquers and is quite sensitive to spills of water or alcohol, which often produce white cloudy marks. However, it is more forgiving to work with and worn polish may sometimes be cleaned and improved, rather than stripped - which most modern finishes require if aged or damaged.
Launched in 1966, Fresco remained G Plan's main range of furniture throughout the 1970s.
G Plan furniture is so synonymous with mid century interiors that people use the brand name as shorthand for the style, E. Gomme Ltd also boasted that G Plan pieces “blend in beautifully” with existing furniture“ – a sure proof of first-class design.”
Launch date: 1966
Designer: Victor Bramwell Wilkins.
Manufacturer: G Plan cabinet furniture in High Wycombe England.
Materials: Teak & Afromosia solid wood and veneer.
Origin: 1968 - 1970s, Made in the UK.