Believe me when I say pictures don’t this piece justice. The mahogany (possibly Mindoro) shimmers and gleams with an almost indescribable Iridescence that looks like rivers of honey that form the ebbing and flowing grain. The tones and hues of the piece change depending on how the light hits it and where your eye catches it. You’ll see amber, ochre, honey, and umber.
We purchased this massive conference table from the original owners who had them custom made in the 1950’s. In addition, we have a matching chairs and console stereo. All of which are absolutely beautiful and enormous. At 144″ long, this is one of the biggest pieces of MCM furniture we’ve ever offered. Although it looks similar to the works of Jens Risom and this is a custom, made 1 of 1 table. The base with it’s sculpted, turned legs and spanners “stretchers” underneath is reminiscent of pieces by Brown-Saltman, but there are many unique aspects to this piece that seem inspired by many designers of the period.
This biomorphic colossus was designed for serious entertaining and although was most likely used as a dining table, this could possibly be the most baller desk or conference table ever created. A true masterpiece mix of solid mahogany and mahogany veneer over plywood core. The construction, materials, fit and finish exhibit a quality seldom seen, even from respected makers. Fully restored, with only very minor imperfections.