Early 1960’s Vanson sapele dining table and 4 chairs .
Probably designed by Peter Hayward who designed most but not all Vanson’s furniture in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s . We’re describing the veneered finish as sapele , but we’ve seen the identical table described as being teak ! Sapele is a stripy wood that was used by some British makers in the late 50’s and early 60’s before teak came fully into use in about 1961 . It’s got a more regular grain than teak which is why we think its sapele . Vanson pieces from the 1950’s and early 1960’s are always nice quality .
The previous owners must have had it restored in the last few years as the top is absolutely spotless with a polished finish . The leaf must have been damaged as it has a small patched repair and a pale edge repair if you look very closely . The chair seats were probably replaced at the same time . We can re-upholster the seats to order for £60 plus VAT plus fabric
The table is 136cms x 89cms without the leaf which adds 45.5cms taking it to 181.5cms .