‘Sidney’s Oak’ Table

Forged steel, also available in bronze 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 burners.

Reed’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 and the table was first showcased at Chelsea Flower show in 2000. 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.

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