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Dining

March 24, 2019

Dining

Dining Tables
Bordeaux (Avignon) or Louis Fifteen Style

This dining table is in a classic French provincial Louis style.
By French provincial we mean it has simplified carving details and shapes, and is less elaborate than the more formal Louis style dining tables. Features of the French provincial style are cabriole legs with carved bead down each side leg of the table. The beautiful French table also has a scalloped apron with bead along the edge.

We offer the top of the table as a frame top or as a parquetry top with solid timber frame. This dining table is also available with a French extension system, this works by a slide extension, which is stored underneath each side table.
When extended the two arms of the table holds the extension securely. The extension for the table also has its own frame top or parquetry within frame depending on your preference.

In more recent times a very popular finish for this table has been the painted antique white base with the timber top. For the timber finish we have two type of timber finish available. The first timber finish is American oak, which is great for a more country look with its strong figure and defined grain, giving it a more robust masculine quality. The other option is a cherry wood timber finish, the classic French provincial timber with is warm tones and refined closed grain figure.

The table sizes go from 6 seaters to 22 seaters. Being made here in Sydney you can have any size you need with or without extensions. There are four widths available; 900mm for narrow spaces, 1meter and 1050mm are the most popular as they allow for larger serving platers and the presentation of platters while retaining an intimate conversation quality from the people sitting across the table. We also offer 1200 wide for those who wish the extra wide option.

Ardeche

Is inspired from the French farmhouse table and features an inner tapered leg, which is tapered on the inner side of the leg and straight on the otter side. The table comes with a straight apron with an optional decorative corner bracket. The top of the table can be in a timber frame or with a parquetry inlay. The finishes can be in American oak or cherry wood and any size is available as they are custom made here in Sydney.

This style of dining table looks great in French country home or in a very modern home due to its refined stylized lines. It still has a French delicacy and elegant quality while being unpretentious with clear modern lines in the design.

Chambord

This dining table takes its inspirations from the classical Louis fifteen styles. It has an elegant country provincial quality. It is a similar dining table to the Bordeaux but with more ornamentation. The cabriole legs have a scroll foot and an acanthus leaf carved on the shoulder of the leg. The apron of the table is also scalloped but with carve curls and acanthus leaf motifs along the edge. This stunning dining table is only available in painted finish and its carved ornamentation is ideal for antique white finishes with the recesses of the carving highlighted in darker antique wash.

The dining table is also available with colour trims, shabby chic rub through effects or gold trim detail depending on your preferences.

Louis Sixteen

This formal dining table features timeless neoclassical styling. It has a refined elegance that would sit equally well in a more casual country home or in a more formal Louis interior. It would even look great in a modern setting.
This dining table comes in different finishes and options for the table tops each of which can create dramatically different stylistic effects.
At the French country style level this table looks great painted in antique white with or without grey trim or painted fully in grey with reverse white trim. The top of the table also looks great in timber with painted base.

To give it a more French provincial look the table is also avail in antique white with or without gold trims on the rosettes and carved rings around the table legs. For the ultimate sophisticated look the base fully gilded with an antique gold effect and marble top creates a wow factor that would sit wonderfully in both classical formal or modern contemporary dining room settings. For a true Parisian look the Louis sixteen style is very much the hero of dining room.

This dining table is also avail in rectangle, round, square or oval. Its defining features are turned legs in the French style with fluting and carved rosettes at the top. The apron of the table has a carved rope motif, which lends itself well to being highlight in gold. The top of the dining table is completed with a Louis sixteen style moulding around its edge.

Louis Fifteen

Also known as Bordeaux.  See above

Louis Fourteen

This is a beautiful dining table option for any traditional or modern interior. It features square tapered legs with recessed panels into with a floral motif is carved as well as elegant carved rosettes. The apron of the table has mouldings at the bottom giving it a recessed panel look onto which in the centre sits a classical carved ornament motif. The tabletop has a moulded edge design.

This dining table is very well suited to a white and gold finish giving it class elegance, formal dining setting, it is made to order in any size, as a rectangular or square table.

This dining table can be finished in just white to give it a more contemporary modern quality. It also would look great in black with or without a gold or silver trim for a stylish statement in a more contemporary or mid century setting.

During the 30 and 40’s some of the mid century designs which are very popular nowadays were inspired by some of the feature you can see in this Louis fourteen table.

Perigord

This dining table is named after a region in southern France. The table design is understated French inspired with cabriole legs and it was especially designed to give a sense of casual elegance for those who like the French style but do not want an overly elaborate look. This table sits well as kitchen table, or semi-formal modern classic dining room style. It can also be dressed down by painting the base of the table in antique white for a cleaner fresh look. The tabletop can be with a timber frame or parquetry and the sizes can be customized to suit your needs. Extensions are also available.

Refectory

The refectory dining table has an ancient history going back to the Middle Ages. Historically, its design is well suited to the large dining rooms of monasteries, castles and chateaus. It features a pedestal leg sometimes done with two columns and sometimes with a shaped square column. There is usually 2 or 3 pedestal for very long tables and this is joined by a stretcher. This has the advantage that there is no legs at the corners so more people can fit and it usually has a thick tabletop as there is no apron.

Made out of oak this traditional refectory timber dining table can be finished on the more rustic side or more on the refined manor grande country style depending on the finish you choose. The top is usually framed and sometimes has a parquetry detail.

Dining Chairs

AUVERGNE

The Auvergne dining chair is a sophisticated addition to the dining room. It is a fully upholstered chair with a cabriole legs and a straight fabric covered apron. The tall camel back gives it elegance while retaining a grand country look and feel. This chair is well suited with a refectory style table. Its large seating base makes it a very comfortable dining chair option.

Avignon Ladder Back Dining Chair And Carver

The Avignon ladder-back dining chair is classic French provincial design with a scalloped ladder-back feature. The seat comes as a rush seat or as an upholstered seat. The rush seat gives it a real country provincial quality. While the upholstered option dresses it up. Its very popular painted in antique white with without a rub through effect. This chair has a generous seat and it comes as side chair and carver chair with arms. There is also a matching kitchen stool to compliment this very French provincial dining chair.

Bordeaux Dining Chair

This is a versatile chair design that comes in number of options. We have a fully upholstered option with timber scalloped apron and elegant cabriole legs. The back is a camel back shape. The same chair comes with the option of a frame back chair with the back panel being upholstered or canned. This chair is also well suited particularly to the frame back option. It also looks great in leather with studding making it easy maintenance. It matches well with the refectory or country style table. The other advantage with the frame back timber version is that the frame can be easily grasped so that moving the chair around the room without touching or dirtying the fabric is easy.

We have also done the fully upholstered version of this dining chair in white with gold trim, which lifts the chair and gives it a more formal elegant look.

Chateaux Dining Chair And Carver

This dining chair is in the Louis fifteen style with a classic French provincial look. The chair has an elongated shield back with a scalloped shaped apron, cabriole legs and a snail foot. Due to its taller back the chair is well suited to rooms with high ceilings where the elongation of the back adds classical elegance. The carver version is quite large and would also work well as a study desk chair or library armchair.

LOUIS FIFTEEN or sixteen OVAL BACK DINING CHAIR

The oval back dining chair is one of most quintessential French dining chairs, it comes with or without a carved floral motif at the top of the chair. The inner panel can be either upholstered or canned, and the base can be a Louis sixteen base with fluted turned legs and roped carved apron motif reflecting its neo-classical inclinations. Alternatively it is also available with a Louis fifteen style scalloped apron with cove and bead carving along the base of the apron and cabriole legs usually with snail or goats foot detailing.

This oval back chair looks greets with an oval dining table or rectangular dining table as the chair offers a softening quality to the squareness of the table design. Its quintessential timeless joie de vivre as well as refined elegance.  This chair is also popular as a small occasional desk chair and looks great in toile with a contrasting piping detail. This chair can be modernized by being upholstered in leather with ornamental studding in silver, bronze, brass or gold.

Louis Fifteen Shield Back Dining Chair And Carver

This is another of those classical French dining chairs with a shield back and carved floral ornament at the top of the chair. Its shield shape is reminiscent of a string instrument or the curves of the female form. The shield back being a classic Louis fifteen style it has a scalloped apron with cove and bead carving and cabriole legs and a snail or goats foot detail. On the shoulder of the leg is usually a carved floral ornament to enhance its baroque floral quality. This chair comes with a cane or upholstery panel in the back. This chair can be modernized by being upholstered in black leather with studding.
The fining chair also comes as a carver which can serve as a desk or library chair and work well occasional bedroom chair particularly well suit to being upholstered in French toile or other classic French provincial fabrics.

Louis Sixteen Square Back Dining Chair And Carver

This is our most neo classical dining chair embodying the refinement of the Louis sixteen style with the squareness of its back which is softened by the refined recessed moldings. The base has a straight apron, which can have rope carving or recessed moldings. The classic Louis sixteen turned legs with fluting and carved rosettes at the top complete this timely elegant refined chair.

The back of the chair can be canned, upholstered or upholstered with a protruding back also called a French panel. The edge of the upholstery can be finished with double piping in either the same or contrasting fabric or with studding to add an extra touch. This chair looks great in a painted finish and painted in antique white is well suited to a contemporary interior where its refined elegance is happy to surround any modern dining table or contemporary dining setting.

Mutton Bone Dining Chair And Carver

This Louis fourteen inspired large fully upholstered chair is reminiscent of its medieval ancestry and has rounded legs and stretches that tie in with the undulation of mutton bone. Well suited for a large classic dining setting where extra width and depth offers a stately setting. This chair is also a great classic library or study chair as does the carver option offer a great occasional chair for the study. The mutton bone chair is particularly well suited to tapestry upholstery fabric and studding to reflect its history.

PERIGORD DINING CHAIR AND CARVER

This French inspired mid century chair has been designed especially for a modernized French casual elegance it has a stylized cabriole leg with no carving detail, a straight apron and a low fully upholstered back that curves in both directions so that it hugs the back and gives extra arch support.

We call this the four-hour chair due to its double curved back offering exceptional comfort for long sitting periods. This means that for a dinner party there is no need to relocate to the lounge area to continue the conversation in a relaxed fashion.

This dining chair can be in a timber finish with classic fabric or painted base or in plain French linen for crisp modernized classic look. The lower height of the back will not obstruct the space around the dining room or the lovely view outside the dining room window.

The Perigord dining chair is well suited to modern dining settings. Its lower height is ideal for dining rooms with low ceilings or apartments.

We have also developed a new version where instead of the rounded back detail it comes with flat band around seat and back to give it a squarer quality and a more crisp modern look. This imparts on the design an almost art deco quality and the band can be edged with a thicker piping to further enhance the crisp design shapes.

Provence Dining Chair And Carver

The Provence dining chair and dining carver is a Louis fifteen inspired chair with a slightly more square shield back and is in many way a country cousin. It comes in two versions one with a floral carved motif on the front apron and the other with a more plain scalloped apron. Both come with a cane or upholstered panel back to the chair depending on your preference and they are well suited to being upholstered in leather with studding detail for a more contemporary look.