A large oak coffee table in the American 'Mission' style. Beautiful grain on top achieved through use of 1/4 sawn oak. Natural finish with a matt lacquer. Made to commission to whatever size you require. Can also be a stained deep brown colour as original pieces. We could also fit a shelf underneath, or vertical end rails to give it a more Mission look.
The styling and name of the range immediately point to the source of inspiration for this range, Frank Lloyd Wright. It has all the styling of the 'Mission / Prairie' look. The range can be made in Oak or Ash. The 'Illinois' range includes a full range of chairs and tables, in many sizes, and an armchair and Sofa. Coffee table; ref 21/70. Size; Ht 45 x W 91 x D 46 cm.
These tables are a direct legacy of Wright's design style, inspired by an original table. They fall into his most interesting work somewhere between Mission style & Art Deco, with their stepped bases especially. Wright was good friends with Paul Frankl, whose stepped Skyscraper Deco furniture made such an impression in the US. We've shown them in a range of colour variations, mixing wood with colour for a piece of furniture with a striking silhouette. The coffee table could equally be made rectangular shape as well. Made to order,
Although Voysey didn't design this coffee table, or any that I know of, he left such a strong design vocabulary that it is quite straight forward to design a new piece much as he would have done. 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 match those of a matching dining table; they echo the round form of the bay window, & 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.
Finished 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. Delivery time approx 10 - 12 weeks..