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Large English Industrial Table By Benthall 1910

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1910

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Large English Industrial Table By Benthall Circa 1910

- Worldwide shipping, please contact for quote
- All prices inc VAT
- Will seat 10-12
- Cast iron base
- Beautiful shield style logo "The Benthall"
- Steel edging
- Solid hardwoood top
- The top is made from Idigbo
- The top has been finished with numerous coats of hard wax oil, and is fully waterproof
- The cat iron base has been sandblasted and clear lacquered
- English ~ 1910
- 245cm long x 100cm deep x 83cm tall

Industrial Tables By Otto's

When it comes to making our tables, we start from the bottom up. It begins by sourcing the best quality cast iron bases. We focus on bases from Western Europe and from the period of the late 19th century to the early 20th century. We focus on the shape, style and the quality of the casting; the bases come from a variety of sources, some were used as machine bases from factories and workshops and others for farm equipment.

We begin by sandblasting the bases, this removes years of dirt, grease and very often many bad paint jobs! We then burnish them, this removes any remaining paint and smooths any coarseness from the sandblasting process. After a good dust and clean the bases are given several coats of clear lacquer, - for this we use an acrylic lacquer, the same type used in the manufacturing and restoration of cars.

Once the bases are complete its time to move onto the tops and for our table tops we use a 3 plank planed Idigbo hardwood. Idigbo is the same wood used on lorry beds and in other industrial settings and is known for its toughness as well as its interesting grain. The 3 planks are cut and planed and then clamped and glued into place. After everything has set the top is then sanded. Now the piece that connects the top to the base is made and the decorative Idigbo skirt finishes it off.

The table top and skirt now has its first few coats of hard wax oil - we use a premium natural hard wax oil by the German company Saicos. As well as being extremely hard wearing, it is also waterproof and allows the wood to breath but at the same time reduces swelling and shrinkage.

The final touch on our tables is the protective steel edging, we use a 3mm thick hot rolled steel banding made locally in Gloucester which is cut to size, lacquered and fitted in our workshop. The table top now has its final coats of hard wax oil and then base has its final coat of clear lacquer and its now complete!

Condition Report

As with all of our products this product is an original piece and has lived a life before it arrived at Otto's HQ. It has been sympathetically restored by the Otto's team to ensure it has a life for many more years to come. All of our products will show signs of patina and cosmetic wear, this we believe is what gives our products their unique charm. If you have any further questions regarding the condition of this product or any others please don't hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Dimensions: 

  • H: 83cm (32.68in)
  • W: 245cm (96.46in)
  • D: 100cm (39.37in)

Period: 

1910

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OTTO'S ANTIQUES

Warehouse Unit 41, Morelands Trading Estate
Bristol Road
Gloucester
GL1 5RZ
United Kingdom

WWW.OTTOSANTIQUES.COM

Otto's is a family run business and was founded in Exeter, Devon in 2013, when we took on our first retail space in Exeters' up and coming independent area around Fore Street. I founded Otto's as a young 22 year old, after leaving my hometown of Coventry and my job in the construction trade, with a modest pot of savings as a start up!

The original shop dated back to the late 1800's where it had many incarnations, such as a butchers and a car showroom, it has always been a great retail space, full of character! We operated both our webstore and shop from here for 3 years before we sadly outgrew the space due to the expansion of our webstore.

We moved into our new warehouse & showroom in May 2016. We instantly fell in love with the industrial aspect of the space which is a complimentary backdrop for our stock. The warehouse provided us with a large retail space, stock room, office, workshop and loading bay and was a huge step forward from our humble origins.

The warehouse dates back to the 1930s, when it served as a Morris car garage, and a telephone exchange during the 1950's & 1960's. It retains all its original features including it's concertina garage doors, exposed pipework and beams.

After another 3 years of expansion from our Exeter base we had sadly outgrown our surroundings yet again and it was decided it was time for a move. This time it was decided we were going to move into something that would allow us to grow and be a HQ for many years to come. Unfortunately we soon realised there were very limited spaces available for the size and style we required in and around Exeter and we decided if the right space came up we would be willing to relocate for it, and it did...

In May 2019 work began on converting the 19th century England's Glory Match Factory into what would be our new HQ, complete with offices, multiple workshops and a large open plan showroom.

After 3 months of work our new HQ was complete and the showroom was opened to the public at the end of July 2019.

From our HQ we ship worldwide and work with domestic customers, Interior designers and retail clients, providing expertly sourced, curated & restored 19th & 20th century design.

Otto's is now run by a father & son team, Lewis & David Macskimming. David runs the workshop & restoration while I, Lewis run the website, shipping and logistics. We source stock from all over Europe and ship worldwide, providing well curated and sympathetically restored 20th century antiques.

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