Right in the heart of the City of London on Austin Friars, is the Dutch Church. There has been a church here for 450 years. Inside the church is a long narrow library which they use for both meetings and small services. The Church’s Minister wanted to “brighten up” the room which has a glazed oak library area at one end, with oak doors and floor.
This sycamore and bog oak 3 piece table was commissioned by the Carpenters' Company and is 1,400 mm wide and over 4,600 mm long when joined together. It was designed to reflect a contemporary building, with the curved door jambs and doors and traditional values. Its made from English sycamore (all from one tree) and English bog oak, which comes from East Anglian fens and has been carbon dated at 3,300 BC. In the centre of the cross (or tree of life) is the inlayed marquetry crest of the livery company that commissioned this piece for the Dutch Church.