Early 1960s smart Meredew teak dining table and 6 chairs
Meredew like McIntosh were one of the first British makers to use teak for contemporary styled dining suites. This lovely table and chairs was illustrated in a 1961 catalogue which was before their larger rivals G Plan used teak.
This is the larger and more expensive version of the dining table shown in the 1961 and 1962 catalogues. It has a lovely leg design which is really stylish and makes it a little different from the usual early 1960’s tables that you see from a number of makers at the time. As with so many tables around the Mid Century period it seats 6 comfortably without its leaf and even more comfortably with the leaf in place. However, it wouldn’t really work with 8 or more chairs.
It’s currently in vintage condition so rather faded and with some marks. Whereas the leaf which has rarely been used is in original condition. We can clean and re-do the top, which would remove any marks and return the colour so that it all matches again. This will cost around £120 plus VAT.
The tallish ladder back chairs are graceful and more stylish than similar designs made by McIntosh and Fyne Ladye Furniture at the same time. They’re in nice vintage condition with original upholstery. They can be re-upholstered in the fabric of your choice. They would require 2 meters of fabric of your choice, we can help fabric samples and would cost £18 per seat and have new foam seat pads. We have a few examples on the website of recently completed orders for inspiration .
The chairs have been used for over 50 years and show no signs of any structural problems but they’re not as heavy and strong as some other chairs that we get.
They are all labelled and we currently also have the matching sideboard and a rare small matching drinks cabinet.
The table extends to 188cms x 102cms. When new it would have cost £39 18shillings 6 pence , and was nearly double the price of the more standard smaller version ! This was at a time when 20% more usually was a big step up in price for people . It was also more expensive than the larger G Plan Danish range table that seats 8 which came out a couple of years later.