A truly stunning antique Art Deco birdseye maple dining table, Circa 1920 in date which can seat eight people in comfort.The grain of the birdseye maple is truly breathtaking and the finish is of the highest quality. This table is a fabulous example of the Art Deco period and will enhance any room in which it is placed. Birdseye Maple occurs primarily in Sugar Maple and is a very hard wood with divergent grain structure caused by the presence of the Birdseyes.In the days when all furniture was made essentially by hand, Birdseye Maple was used by only the most capable cabinetmakers. These artisans had developed the tools and skills to work and finish Birdseye Maple successfully. Antique furniture made out of Birdseye Maple is rare and beautiful.The divergent grain that makes Birdseye Maple beautiful also makes it difficult to work. Early woodworking machines ran at low rpms and had only 2 knives per cutterhead. This often produced Birdseye surfaces that were chipped and torn. It took many hours of hand planing and scraping to get these surfaces to a high sheen.This limited the use of Birdseye maple to projects whose value could justify the extra labor cost. Examples of this are fine furniture and musical instruments. Matching chairs are available if required. Condition:This table has been expertly restored and is in truly fantastic condition.Measurements:H 76 x W 213 x D 92 cm
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