Absolutely stunning, super-rare, possibly unique Brazilian rosewood mid-century dining table. Amazing grain pattern throughout, very difficult to capture it fully but I've taken some shots in direct sunlight and shade to give you a comparison.
In fact it's difficult to take enough shots from different angles to do the table justice in the dozen I have here. Likely late'50s, early'60s, super MCM styling with those incredible helicopter, sputnik-style legs. The tabletop sits lightly on the legs, and has a slight boat shape to it. W88 at the ends; 93 in the centre. Very much in the style of Harold Schwartz for Romweber, though I can't attribute it and it's also clearly been made in and transported from Brazil.
Lots of makers/handlers labels underneath and even a load of the original transportation stamps! One of the labels is for "Fábrica de Móveis São Pedro", but I can't find any other examples online. There's a modern furniture maker with the same name but they seem to focus more on sofas and so on so likely a coincidence.I think it's likely to have been handmade, and also by the way the leaves join and come apart, and the space underneath, may have had an extending leaf before. If it did, it's no longer present.
I have gently and hopefully faithfully refurbished this table, sanding back lightly the top and finishing with Danish oil. The legs and shelf underneath I left in original condition, just cleaned and oiled. Though overall an incredible piece, it's not without its minor faults.
I have taken close-ups (last two photos) of some veneer chips where the leaves meet in the middle and also on one of the ends. But these are historical, weathered-in scuffs now, not a result of the recent refurb.
The legs creak a little on placement, but are solid when the top is in place. I think they have had some repositioning and regluing in the past, but professionally and sympathetically done. And lastly there are some faint heat stripes on one of the leaves, which you can see in some of the photos from certain angles. I decided on balance not to sand deeper in case the marks were as deep as the veneer; it's better to have a faithful record of the table's life than go through the veneer! Please see our other listings for more mid-century furniture and other eclectic items.The item "Brazilian rosewood mid-century dining table helicopter leg Harold Schwartz style" is in sale since Friday, May 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Tables". The seller is "renomamcm" and is located in Didcot. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.