1960s Dalescraft solid teak coffee table in Grethe Jalk Danish style .
Malcolm David Walker of Dalescraft has taken all the stylistic points of the well known Grethe Jalk design for Poul Jeppesen to come up with his version . The sculptured sides and other detailing are on a par with the original Danish design upon which it is based , as is the quality of manufacture , which if anything may be slightly superior as there are no metal fixings showing in the Dalescraft one . The Danish version is usually seen with a slatted undershelf , but not always , and we think that Dalescraft also made a version with the slatted shelf also .
Dalescraft were a small family run company making top of the range contemporary furniture . David Walker as he was known was not only their designer but he also ran the company until his retirement .
We rate Dalescraft very highly for their quality of manufacture and their frequent use of solid wood rather than veneers . We’ve written one of our blogs about them , and are eager to find out more of their history .
This piece is labelled . It’s currently in good vintage condition , it needs a light clean after some 50 years . There is one slight ring mark , and it’s a little dirty , but from past experience it won’t take much to bring it back to what it looked like when new . Priced in “as is ” condition at £260 , we can clean and oil it and sell it for the same price as the last one we had at £350 .
Materials: solid teak
Dimensions: 151.5cms x 58cms ht 45.5cms