The Grimston Garth Summer Dining Table

The Ultimate In Luxury Dining Comes To The Retail Market For The First Time In 200 Years!

As part of the event programme for BADA Week 2023, Anthony Outred will be exhibiting the magnificent Grimston Garth Summer Dining Table at his Pimlico Road gallery.

A Regency neo-classical circular dining table, the Grimston Garth table is fashioned in padouk wood with a solid top of massive size.

England circa 1815.

Diameter 193 cms (76”).

As pointed out by Adam Bowett, the internationally recognised expert on woods used in British Furniture making, this rare solid top is likely to have been sourced from South East Asia and is clearly from a tree of exceptional size. The colour is similar to the most sought after Padouk burrs in the early 19th century and was probably shipped because of its extraordinary scale and figure.

The circular top sits above a curved ebonised moulding and shallow frieze leading to a triform base. Each face of the base is centred by a metal wreath and an ebonised scrolling bracket to each corner leading to a stepped platform with a tongue and dart moulding. The whole is supported on three substantial, ebonised and acanthus carved winged claw feet.


Thomas Grimston of Grimston Garth, Yorkshire.
By descent to.
Sir Max Waechter de Grimston and  Lady Waechter de Grimston.
Of Grimston Garth, Holderness and Hall Garth, Goodmanham.

Thomas Grimston employed the leading Yorkshire architect, John Carr to build Grimston Garth, a Gothic revival castellated summer residence with a central hexagonal room on each floor. The ground floor dining room was extended with two wings in 1812. It is probable that at this time the table was commissioned specifically as the centrepiece for the hexagonal ground floor dining room.

When Lady de Grimston moved to Hall Garth in preference to Grimston Garth on the bleak Holderness coast, she almost certainly took the table with her as it appeared in a photograph in Yorkshire Life of the dining room at Hall Garth in 1952. 

Our thanks to both the historian and author Adam Bowett and Dr Peter Gasson of Kew Botanical Gardens for their valued assistance in identifying the wood used in  this table, correspondence copies of which are available together with a copy of the article in the Yorkshire Life.


Anthony Outred
74 Pimlico Road
United Kingdom