This table sold in 2008 for $840. Today in 2019 I’d price the exact same table (with a Snelling ink stamp- like this one had) at around $1095.
Background Info and Provenance
Written in 2008. Some of this information is time-sensitive and may change slightly over time… And I would write this description quite differently in 2019. I’m not so sure of Snelling’s furniture design aptitude and ingenuity these days. Some of his designs look almost exact the same as Jens Risom’s designs that came out 1941 in the USA- 5 years before Snelling’s! In saying that though I prefer Snelling’s dining chairs over Risom’s- Snelling refined the design and it had a more sculptural flow to the profile. Coupled with the angular legs, they look very striking and are the epitome of the styling from the early 1950’s era.
A very rare Snelling dining table. Snelling webbed chairs are hard enough to come by but Snelling tables are basically impossible to find. In the last 6 years, this is the first Snelling dining table I’ve come across. Webbed Snelling chairs are highly collectable, reaching museum status. This is warranted- the chairs are an iconic example of post-war design highlighting Douglas Snelling’s design aptitude and ingenuity. Snelling dining tables are more special simply because they are barely ever seen. Serious collectors will know how much of a treat this piece is but even someone who has no idea of about its collector appeal can’t go wrong with it. The table is well-constructed and the design whilst simple, is incredibly effective and versatile. This is because the table could be used with various chairs from modern dining chairs in chrome and white through to vintage chairs with splayed legs. This is a rare investment and a piece with timeless appeal. It has a feint stamp with the Snelling Registered Design Number and the date, 24 Mar 19? – it looks like 52 or 53. I am 100% certain it is a Snelling table. This listing is for the DOUGLAS SNELLING TABLE ONLY and the pictured chairs are available SEPARATELY.