This is a magnificent antique William IV flame mahogany dining table which can comfortably seat eighteen and is also ideal for use as a conference table, C1830 in date.
This beautiful table is in stunning solid flame mahogany and has six leaves of approximately 70 cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
It stands on six elegantly carved turned and tapered legs that terminate in their original elegant brass castors.
It is a very impressive table which is sure to contribute to successful dinner parties.
Yester House, Gifford, East Lothian
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 561 x Depth 145 – Fully extended
Height 77 x Width 157 x Depth 145 – With all leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 30.3 x Width 220.9 x Depth 57.1 – Fully extended
Height 30.3 x Width 61.8 x Depth 57.1 – With all leaves removed
is an early 18th-century mansion near Gifford in East Lothian, Scotland. It was the home of the Hay family, later Marquesses of Tweeddale, from the 15th century until the late 1960s.
Construction of the present house began in 1699, and continued well into the 18th century in a series of building phases. It is now protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds of the house are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.
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: 09184