Graefe’s bespoke luxury table for  luxurious townhouse

American Black Walnut luxury table centrepiece at Fitzrovia mansion

In an area of central London known as Fitzrovia, Fitzroy Square was designed in 1774 to provide grand London houses for the aristocracy of the late eighteenth century.  Ranked as first rate houses because of their Portland Stone façades and spacious interior, these Georgian houses remain some of the finest in London. 

London designer, Peter Sheppard (formerly of Sheppard Day) lives in a stunning Fitzroy Square townhouse. Mr Sheppard takes personal pride in preserving the splendour of his home in both décor and furnishings. 

Mr Sheppard contacted Graefe to make a luxury table for his home. Travelling to their workshop in Thame, Oxfordshire, Mr Sheppard personally selected veneers of crown cut American Black Walnut from which Graefe would craft his stunning piece of furniture. 

To achieve a beautifully deep colour tone for the luxury table, Graefe left the sap, which is more commonly removed, within the veneer to produce a distinctive effect by highlighting the natural streaks of the grain.

The end result was a stunning centrepiece for Mr Sheppard’s dining room, a truly unique luxury table which he was delighted with.