This is a magnificent antique Victorian solid mahogany D-end dining table which can seat fourteen diners in comfort and is also ideal for use as a conference table, C1870 in date.
This beautiful table is in stunning flame mahogany and has four original leaves of approximately 50 cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
It stands on four elegantly carved and turned legs that terminate in elegant brass and porcelain castors.
It is a very impressive table which is sure to contribute to successful dinner parties.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 356 x Depth 132 – When fully extended
Height 74 x Width 154 x Depth 132 – With all leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.1 x Width 140.2 x Depth 52.0 – When fully extended
Height 29.1 x Width 60.6 x Depth 52.0 – With all leaves removed
Thomas Sheraton – 18th century 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.
Our reference: 09252