We supplied a Voysey house with reproductions of a dining table, dining chairs and a coffee table, in Oak. There is a real unity of design in this suite of furniture.
When first discussing this job with the Voysey house owner it was obvious they needed to do something fitting & quick. LH photo below shows how they were using the breakfast room as a temporary measure. RH shows the long term solution. There is a real joy in using authentic quality pieces on a day to day basis (unlike some pieces you are afraid to use).
Although Voysey didn't design this table, he left such a strong design vocabulary that it is quite straight forward to design a new piece much as he would have done. The table is in his favoured bone simple recfectory style, with a couple of additional Voysey flourishes. What really distinguished Voysey above his contemporaries was his subtle proportions, lovely detailing and use of the best quality materials.
The radiused table top ends serve 2 purposes in one; they echo the round form of the bay window, allowing the table to visually fit the space better. And they echo the curves on the top rails of the chairs. The table lower end panels were added to echo the chair backs, including the Voysey heart cut-outs, & dovetailed into the rails - which again matches in with the chairs. The table legs all change from square to octagon in section, & are rounded over at the bottom, common Voysey devices which repeated in the chair legs. These chairs were adapted by making the backs a bit lower; the client didn't want the top rails blocking out the view through the bay window.
Supplied with a satin lacquer finish. You can of course specify the table be left in natural Oak as Voysey might have, but modern life requires many to have the table lacquered, to prevent marking day to day (think coffee rings, red wine glass marks, etc). Your choice. Made to order, so the sizes can be made to whatever you want. We have many Voysey table designs we can draw on. Delivery time approx 10 - 12 weeks..
This was a matching coffee table in the same breakfast room. More details on seperate page.