We purchased this John Keal dining table from the original estate. The Florida waterfront home was a veritable living catalog for Brown-Saltman. Several pieces required the typical restoration process, but this dining table merely had to cleaned and detailed. It is in original time-capsule condition with only minor imperfections. We’re certain you won’t find a more sublime representation of this dazzling table anywhere. The aged, honey colored mahogany is iridescent like a shark skin and almost glows in low light. Extendable to a whopping 96″ with the help of two leaves with contrasting edge grain. Scandinavian design with the quality and craftsmanship from one of the California’s most lauded mid-century modern furniture makers. Notice the subtle bowed sides that taper thin towards the table ends. This adds a touch of Danish flare while adhering to a strict overall philosophy of modern minimalism.
44.5″ D x 29.5″ H x 64″ W without leaves x 96″ with leaves (Each leaf measures 16″).
This John Keal dining table in Cuban mahogany was a first for us. We probably won’t see another again for a long time, if ever. John Keal was a member of the gang of talented designers (Paul Frankl, Paul Lazlo, and Gilbert Rhode included), who worked for LA furniture manufacturer Brown-Saltman in the fifties. The company’s tagline: “Live in the Modern Mode.”