Old Nikolai School Extension Table
Article Number 80009
Frame and mechanical parts are made of 19 mm thick wood core beech plywood with beech veneer, stained and clear varnished.
Height 77 cm, 145 x 80 cm. Leaves are each 50 x 80 cm. Weight 36 kg.
A rarity: the "Dutchman". A classical extension desk with solid wood leaves.
This type of table is a rarity: a sturdy, easy to use extension table with an elaborate pull-out mechanical system made of solid beechwood. This kind of chair is called the „Dutchman“, after its country of origin, where it has been known for hundreds of years. Today they are made by just a handful of tradition and quality conscious joiners.
The table top is made of beechwood veneer, sitting on top of a so-called bridge. Both sides of the bridge are connected beneath the table top to the two 50 cm long, removable leaves, which extend the table in no time to a magnificent 2.45 meters, enough space to comfortably seat 10 people.
The typical leg profiles look a bit more filigree in fact than the diagonal perspective in the picture.
Rabenau. The chair making town.
The Rabenau chair making tradition is almost 400 years old. Their many special capabilities acquired in that time have outlived unscathed the 19th century industrializing and the 20th century socialist expropriation. (They probably aren’t chafing under the strict regulations of the federal crafts code. At any rate the chair maker’s profession has been subsumed by the general category of joinery.)
Today 16 firms are operating under one roof in a cooperative. They manufacture chairs and tables in one of the best traditions of the trade. The Rabenau chair makers can really show what they can do with their original reconstructions of historical chair models.
What goes into them.
The Rabenauer furntiture frames are often made of stained and polished solid beechwood. The joints are pegged and glued. The legs are milled.
The "Nikolai Furniture".
In 1910 the Rabenau firm outfitted the four-hundred-year old »Old Nikolai School« in the Nikolai church yard in Leipzig. When the renovated building was reopened as a culture center in 1994 the furniture was retro-manufactured in Rabenau. The furniture is available for »private use « only from us.
Any furniture can be repaired.
As a special service, in collaboration with the Rabenau chair manufacturers, we offer repair service for the chairs. You can receive an offer on inquiry, the duration of the repair depends on the work involved.
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