Bonnin Ashley Custom-Made 8' Gustavian "Rowena" Dining Table with Painted Base


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Inspired by an 18th century Swedish-Gustavian table that is in our inventory, this very handsome and solidly-built dining table was fabricated in our workshop. The top, as shown in main image, is made of solid American maple planks that are 1 1/4" thick and are finished with a LEED certified, organic finishing oil in a light honey-color. The base has a distressed painted finish in a Gustavian grey/white tone. Table is made to dismantle into five sections for ease in shipping.
96" long x 42" wide x 30" high.

An important distinction: We use cross braces with sliding dovetails to connect the table to the trestle bases. This is done by cutting a dovetail socket the width of the underside of the table and then driving the pin and tail cut on the top of the cross brace through the channel. This prevents the table top from checking or cupping by allowing it to expand and contract with temperature and humidity fluctuations. The support bracket is then pegged to the upper trestle bases. Our cabinetry shop employs 19th century joinery techniques and embraces practices that we have learned and come to understand through over 30 years of restoration work on antique furniture from many parts of the world. The wood we use for the tops is sourced from a small family mill in Pennsylvania that only cuts old growth trees that are in distress. Their wood is extraordinary and unlike commercially available lumber; the grain is tight, the planks are wide and the surface patterns can be exceptional. It is comparable to wood used for cabinetry back in the 19th century.

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Shown in photos as a 8' table, the "Rowena" dining table can be made in a custom size with your choice within a variety of woods. Please call or email us for options and pricing.



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