This unique Brazilian hardwood antique dining room set has been in my family since the 1960s, and believed to be from the 1870s or so, according to U.S. and German appraisers.
To even call it a dining room set falls short of it grandeur. It calls for a large dining room. This is a dining room for a chief of industry, diplomat or a person that wants to make a statement.
It is made of solid "Jacaranda" wood and its carving and dovetail construction are all handmade.
NOTE: It has been prohibited to cut down Jacaranda trees for decades.
It's period is that of King John V of Portugal, who reigned from 1708 to 1750.
I'm not claiming it belonged to the King, but was the style the Brazilian and Portuguese elite used at the time.
There are 8 chairs, 2 of which are armchairs for each head of the table.
47" x 67" without leaves, 86.5" with one leaf, or as long as 106" with both leaves. Leaves not shown are packed in boxes.
It has custom heat pads that cover the entire table for any combination of length you choose to use.
Arm chairs are 53" tall, by 26" wide. Side chairs are 49" x 20".
Buffet is 9' 3" wide at the base, 30" deep at the base, and 54" tall at the center ornament. It can be disassembled for transportation as follows: Top is one piece, bottom is one piece, center with drawers is a self-contained structure, and the side panels and doors are removable.
Hutch is about 70" wide, by 28" deep at the base, and almost 7 feet tall. Top half is removable from bottom half for shipping. The top cabinet has 2 mirrors in the back, a beveled mirror on the base, and two glass shelves.
They are all in excellent condition, having been treasured for generations. The chairs have new upholstery.