A Younger 8/10 seat Sequence teak dining table c 1968 .
This lovely dining table has been fully cleaned and re-polished as it had a few marks to the top when we bought it . When extended the leaves do still look a little darker than the main table which has faded slightly over the last 40 something years . The Younger range was rationalised with new models like this one in 1968 . Prior to this date John J Herbert designed all their pieces , but he was then joined by A.R.Pledge for the newly introduced Sequence Range . This model is the largest of the 4 dining tables in this range . It comfortably seats 8 , but with it’s leaves in place it was sold as a 10 seater table . The leaves store underneath in the pull out extensions . There is room in the design for larger leaves or further leaves , so it could in theory be made even larger . Extends to 8ft which is 244cms . Each leaf is 33.5cms .
Our 1968 catalogue has a pencilled in price for this table of £56 . At this date the G Plan catalogue also has a teak dining table which extends to 8ft , but only cost £38 10shillings , so the Younger table is nearly 50% more . A Younger were a premium maker so this price difference is hardly surprising . At the same date a Younger sideboard was £70 10 shillings , whilst the equivalent G Plan one was £53 10 shillings , which only about a third more . The Younger table is much more stylish and 5 cms wider .
We’ve shown it with some Younger Fonseca dining chairs . This model was introduced in the early 1960s and was one of the few Younger designs to survive the 1968 cull . The arms of the carver armchair just sit under the table top at each end . We currently have a matched set of 8 including 2 carvers .
Dimensions: 210cms x 93.5cms + 2 x 33.5cms