Foster-McDavid Faceted Octagonal "Intaglio" Dining Table c. 1970s
‘INTAGLIO’ SCULPTED INLAID WALNUT OCTAGONAL DINING TABLE
Retaining partial Foster-McDavid label, American circa 1970s; with two leaves
Item # 802NHP24P
Part of the Intaglio collection designed and manufactured by Foster-McDavid in the 1970s, this exceptional dining table is such a smart design. The materials are top-notch, utilizing walnut veneers in the top, walnut inlays to highlight the top and edges of the base and solid walnut to sculpt the pierced octagonal column and faceted base. It presents beautifully as a breakfast table and works particularly well with the faceted bump-outs so common in today’s home construction. But it is most attractive as a full dining table, the top pulling apart easily with a gear and bar system to allow two leaves to be inserted for a full length of nearly 80”. On either side a pair of tapered legs drop down from where they are conveniently hidden within the table top, allowing the table to be fully stable without adding unnecessary weight to the base. The quality is self-evident, the beautiful sculpting of the pierced slats that compose the column being a most original and interesting form that is in no way delicate, though appearing very light and airy due to the deeply bevelled edge of each slat. A partial label from Foster-McDavid remains on the inside of the table.
Measurements: 48” W x 48” D x 28 1/2” H [closed as breakfast table]; 79 5/8” W with both leaves installed
Very light surface wear, some scuffing to legs. One leaf is a bit more light brown versus the redder hue of the rest of the table. Sturdy and strong.