‘Sidney’s Oak’ Table

Bronze and glass. Also available in forged steel or gold plated bronze.
74h x 244w x 122d cms.
(2’5″h x 8’w x 4’d)
12mm/ 15/32″ toughened glass
Hand-blown glass oil burnersReed’s striking ‘Sidney’s Oak’ tree table  was inspired by Jacob Strutt’s  1822 drawing  of  ‘Sidney’s Oak’, an ancient tree dating from Medieval times and a favourite of Sir Philip Sidney, Elizabethan war hero and poet from Penshurst Place  near London, England.  In the drawing the tree is already hollow and stag headed which gave Mark  the inspiration to bring the branches up through the glass, the bronze ‘Sidney’s Oak’ tree table was first exhibited at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2006. The stunning statement table is lit from within the trunk with low voltage electrical light which eminates through the branches, or in the bronze tree table, the lights are  also hidden within the branches and down light to accentuate the bronze branches. Then the centrepiece dining table is enhanced by oil burners glowing within the canopy of the tree. The most unique dining experience, not only is it a stunning work of art but also a functional yet timeless piece of sculptural furniture which is suitable for both indoor and garden dining. All of Mark Reed’s tree tables can be made bespoke to client specification.

Sidneys Oak ancient tree painting by Jacob Strutt in medieval penshurst place near London, England 1822

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