This is a fantastic dining set comprising of an antique William IV solid mahogany telescopic extending dining table, C1835 in date, with an antique set of ten Regency Dining Chairs, Circa 1830.
Thebeautiful dining table is in stunningflame mahogany,the pull out mechanism is in good working order andithas three original extension leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion using the brass clips supplied.
It stands on four stunningflower head andacanthus carved bulbous legs thatterminate in their original brass and porcelain castors.
The table is offered with an English set of ten Regency Period mahogany dining chairs, circa 1830 in date.
The set comprising eight side chairs and two armchairs, the bar backs with shaped and pierced splats have beautiful hand carveddecoration. The drop in seats are upholstered in a sumptuous fuchsia red velvet and they are raised on elegant sabre front legs.
These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany throughout and the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking.
It is a very impressive dining suite which is sure to contribute to successful dinner parties.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 306 x Depth 135-Fully Extended
Height 78 x Width 138 x Depth 135-With all leaves removed
Height 85 x Width 53 x Depth 57-Armchairs
Height 85 x Width 48 x Depth 55-Side Chairs
Height 47-Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 10 foot x Depth 4 foot, 5 inches-Fully Extended
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 4 foot, 6 inches x Depth 4 foot, 5 inches-With all leaves removed
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches-Armchairs
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches-Side Chairs
Height 1 foot, 6 inches-Seat Height
Our reference: A1960b
Thomas Sheraton-18thcentury furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
William IV - the brief reign of William IV (1830 – 1837) marked a period of transition between the Regency period (which had been an age of innovation based on revivalist styles such as ancient Egypt, and the Grecian designs) and the Victorian era.
William IV furniture is similar in style to Regency furniture with many of the designs from the Regency period being copied but often executed in a much heavier manner with chairs, tables and other items being coarser and clumsier in appearance when compared with those made during the Regency period.
Popular pieces produced during this period include tilt top dining tables and pillared extendable tables. Sofa tables and drum tables were also favoured at the time as were sideboards and card tables. Heavy brass fittings were a prominent feature such as lion's paw feet on tables. Chairs frequently sported sabre legs to the back with stumpy bulbous turned legs to the front. The rope twist carved back was also much in favour.
This period also saw the introduction of the more exotic timbers such as rosewood and zebra wood. With the Industrial Revolution getting under way furniture making saw the increased use of mechanisation a trend set to accelerate during the Victorian period.
This short, but important transitional period eventually gave way to the romanticism of the Victorians but the furniture it produced was usually of good quality and it remains sought after and desirable today.
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