Monday November 23, 2020

The dining table is making a comeback

With the pandemic leading to people eating at home far more often, good-quality antique dining tables are increasingly at a premium

22nd November, 2020
An early 19th-century Regency Cuban mahogany concertina dining table, courtesy of O’Sullivan Antiques, priced at €35,000

Brown furniture, a term used for Edwardian, Victorian and Georgian furniture, is making a comeback thanks to a new trend of marrying vintage with antique in a fresh yet classic chic way.

The global pandemic, and the current level five restrictions in particular, have led to people dining together at home, which has created a demand for good-quality dining tables, according to Mervyn Blanc of Dublin’s Yeats Country Antiques.

“D-end shapes are most...

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