This is a magnificent bespoke contemporary solid mahogany D-end dining table in the Victorian manner, which canseat twenty diners in comfort and is alsoideal for use as a conference table.
We can make one like this for you or make one to your specifications.
This item will be made to order and the lead time is 6 to 8 weeks.
This beautiful table is in stunningflame mahoganyandhas eight leaves of approximately 50 cmeach, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special doublewinding mechanism.
It stands on six elegantly carved and fluted legs that terminate in elegant brass cap castors, and the legs detach for ease of transport.
It is a very impressive table which is sure to contribute to successful dinner parties.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 600 x Depth 130-Fully extended
Height 79 x Width 200 x Depth 130-With all leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 19 foot, 8 inches x Depth 4 foot, 3 inches-Fully extended
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 6 foot, 7 inches x Depth 4 foot, 3 inches-With all leaves removed
Our reference: 09347
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.
Winding Mechanism for extending tables
A man by the name of Samuel Hawkins applied for a patent on a screw expander on June 6th, 1861. Presumably, Mr. Hawkins either died or retired because his business was taken over by a young machinist named Joseph Fitter in 1864.
Joseph Fitter operated a machinist shop where he produced winding mechanisms for extending tables as well as screw expanders for piano stools and other applications at 210 Cheapside, Birmingham England by the name of Britannia Works.
Antiques.co.uk Ref: 8XMD9DAGC
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