Ercol Windsor elm small dropleaf table + 4 Goldsmiths chair c 1970
We have an Ercol 1970 catalogue which describes this table as ” Room for six when fully opened , and comfortably seats when the two flaps are down making it especially useful when space is limited ” . It’s then illustrated with 4 chairs . It actually came to us with 6 chairs , these 4 plus 2 carver chairs which we’re listing separately . Our definition of accommodating six people comfortably is rather different as the only way to seat 6 is to have chairs straddling the legs which we don’t consider to be comfortable today !
In Jan 1970 this table cost £30 16 shillings and 11 pence , and each chair was priced at £7 14 shillings and 3 pence . In today’s money this equates to the table costing around £483 and each chair about £120 . However Ercol ” original ” chairs like these currently cost at least 3 times this amount ( that’s with 25% reduction ! as found online ) . We couldn’t find a new version of this table , nor the chairs . The Ercol label on each piece dates to around 1970 as does the table design .
There is 1 obvious scratch to the table top . The chairs are all in good stable vintage condition . We are listing the matching pair of carver chairs separately .
The table top is 61 cms long with leaves down and 74 deep . Each leaf adds 38.5 cms , so fully extended it will be 138 cms x 74 cms .