A Large and Exceptional Napoléon III Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Extending Dining Table By Maison Grohé.
This impressive extending dining table has a finely figured mahogany top with two ‘D’-ends with a moulded border and a frieze enriched with gilt-bronze ribbon tied foliate mounts.
The table is raised on a four substantial hipped scrolling legs around a central fluted column with gilt-bronze mounts. The column dividing in two as as the table is extended to provide support for each end. The scrolled legs terminating in paterae and raised on brass castors.
The table top has an additional five later leaves allowing it to be extended by way of a pullout mechanism to provide a combination of sizes. Fully extended the table measures 570 cm (224 inches) in length . When extended four recessed hinged drop down legs can be deployed to provide additional support for the table, resulting a very stable and solid configuration.
French, Circa 1860.
Height: 72 cm / 28 inches
Width: 178 cm / 70 inches
Closed: 156 cm / 62inches
With One Leaf: 238cm / 93.7inches
With Two Leaves: 321cm / 126.4inches
With Three Leaves: 403cm / 158.6inches
With Four Leaves: 486cm / 191.3inches
With Five Leaves: 570cm / 224.4inches
Each leaf is 82.5cm wide