Forged Steel, also available in Bronze or Gold Plated, nibbled edge glass.
74h x 244w x 122d cms.
(2’5″h x 8’w x 4’d)
19mm/ 3/4″ nibbled edge glass
The dramatic Penshurst Dining Table is a unique sculptural table which makes a powerful contemporary statement. Mark was inspired to sculpt his signature table in 1998 after a visit to the ancient oak tree “Sidney’s Oak” on the estate of the C14th Manor House of Penshurst Place in Kent, England.
Sidney’s Oak was said by Ben Jonson to have been planted in 1554 to celebrate the birth of Elizabethan war hero and poet Sir Philip Sidney, although the oak actually dates from the Middle Ages. In the C20th the tree was struck by lighting and so only the long bottom branches still exist, on the day we visited, the sun was shining in through the top of the tree and out of the hollow in the base, which motivated Mark to under light the piece with low voltage lighting.
Reed’s signature Penshurst dining table, inspired by a 1000 year old Oak can be made bespoke to client specification as can be seen in the circular table in situ below.