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19800 Heavily Carved 16 Piece Oak Dining Set by Berkey & Gay

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We are pleased to be offering today one of the nicer tiger sawn oak heavily carved American made  16 Piece oak dining room set that we have had in a long time.  It was made and sold by the Berkey & Gay Furniture Company dating from the 1880's-1890's in original condition.  The set consists of a large carved multi-molded china cabinet, a banquet table that opens up to 10 feet, a beautiful set of 12 chairs that consist of two arms and ten sides, an oversize heavily carved sideboard and an unbelievably heavy server.  The set dates from the 1880s to 1890s and is stamped made by the Berkey & Gay Furniture Company.  The overall condition is really nice original.  The server is so heavy that I couldn’t lift one end of it, the entire set is of very high quality which you would expect from a company like Berkey and Gay!  The overall size of the server is 54 inches wide, 21 inches deep and 44 inches high.  The height to the bottom shelf is 19 inches high. The backsplash is 9 inches high by itself!  It has double drawers, three lion heads, carved, panel doors and it is just unbelievable.  I could go on and on, but this description would be to long if I told you everything I loved about this set.  The next piece is the set of 12 chairs.  The size of the arm chairs are 24 inches wide, 20 inches deep, 44 inches high and 19 inches high to the seat.  The size of the side chairs are 18 inches wide, 17 inches deep, 43 inches high and 19 inches high to the seat.  The chairs have two different types of seats.  Some have the original old lace cane that is brittle, but some have wooden panel seats.  They could be easily reupholstered or you could have them re-caned.  The chairs are beautiful with tapered bun foot front legs that are all solid tiger sawn oak.  They have acanthus carving through the front, skirts and the back has a fruit basket with lion heads on both sides with multi-turn spindle posts.  They have a cushion pad front seat and back.  The pictures will tell you everything about them.  They are unbelievably nice in person.  Lots of time people will tell you to take this style of chair and put leather upholstery on it that works out very well.  They are a great set of 12 that are rare to find with a matched set of twelve!!  The dining room table comes with 5 regular leaves and two that are skirted right from the factory.  The leaves are 12 inches wide. The table is 60 inches round and 30 inches high.  The table opens to 12 feet long with the leaves inserted.  It is an amazing size.  It has a split pedestal base, big bun feet, carved scroll feet, all kinds of carvings on the base of berries, fruits, flowers and a carved skirt on the multi-molded round top.  The next item is the sideboard that is 82 inches wide, 26 inches deep and 66 inches high.  The height of the base is 38 inches high.  The sideboard has a storybook carved in it.  It has cupids in the center panel all carved.  It has a conquistador head carved across the crest.  It has solider heads, sea captain, angels, monk post, goddess posts, lion faces, cupids, large fruit posts and raised panel sides.  They are also on the china closet and server.  This is one of the nice quality heavy duty sets in a long time.  The door panels can sell for hundreds of dollars online as the carving on each section is that amazing.  The last item is the china cabinet that is 56 inches wide, 19 inches deep and 73 inches high overall.  The base is 27 inches high.  The china closet top is 15 inches deep.  The china has five pane mullions on two doors, four raised panel on each side of the base, two shelves with grooves in them for plate and all the same carved heads as the sideboard.  It has the bun feet and 45 degree angle corner with pillars.  The only thing I can see wrong with this is that there are two cracked panes of glass that we will replace prior to shipping.  It is a large set overall.  The set consists of 12 chairs, a table that opens 12 feet long with the factory leaves, an oversize sideboard, an oversize server and an oversize china.  You are getting the whole set for one money.  You can look on the internet and you won’t find another set of this style and this quality as I have never seen one.  This is definitely an investment set.  The set is finished in a medium oak dark stain finish.  There are no negatives to this set other than a few nicks and dings.  Please contact us prior to purchase with your zip code to obtain a shipping quote as shipping will vary.

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