Rupert Griffiths Arts & Crafts English Oak Oval Dining Table


An Arts & Crafts English Oak dining table by Rupert Griffiths. A very attractive unusual design with numerous subtle decorative hand crafted details, nice proportions and good colour. Oval tables are more sociable that typical rectangular ones, allowing people to see and talk to each other more easily. Featuring:

  • Solid English Oak throughout
  • Oval top held in place with handmade oak pegs
  • Four chamfered legs on shaped feet
  • Central stretcher with x carved fluted motifs and keyed tenons
  • Constructed using true cabinet making techniques such as traditional through tenon secured with hand made pegs

Approximate dimensions are:

  • Overall Length 1640mm (65 inches)
  • Overall Width 1090mm (43 inches)
  • Overall Height 720mm (28 inches) [A standard height for a dining table]
If you need a very exact dimension, or one we haven't included, feel free to contact us and we will measure it for you.

c. 1980

A classic Griffiths design and Griffiths' brand on one foot

Excellent clean sound and solid condition, with tight joints, clean finish and rich golden colour. If you wish to have further specific photographs or talk to us for a more detailed condition report then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Rupert Griffiths produced fine handmade oak furniture in Derbyshire since 1946, based on traditional English furniture design and the Arts and Crafts movement. He sold his furniture through top retail stores, including Harrods, until 1968 and after that directly from his workshops. All the furniture is made of solid, thoroughly seasoned oak and using centuries old hand crafting methods, with very distinctive designs and has a strength, style and finish not available in mass produced furniture. His son Nigel continues to run the business

The most British of woods, that can produce really special results. English oak has been used for hundreds of years to construct everything from sea-going vessels to fine furniture. Although oak grows widely across Europe and North America, craftsmen continue to cherish English oak which grows more slowly than its foreign counterparts giving it strength, durability. Quarter sawn boards are very straight grained and have distinctive growth rings and medullary rays that give a very beautiful effect as well as being renowned for their superior stability and strength

From the very earliest days of the Art & Crafts movement John Ruskin and architect Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin promoted the Gothic period as their inspiration. Its designs used traditional techniques and materials, with the craftsman and craftsmanship at the centre of the construction process. The traditional forms allow the makers to showcase their skills as a natural part of construction rather than having to use fancy add ons or flashy finishes

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