This is an elegant dining set comprising an antique George III dining table, Circa 1780 in date, with a fabulous set of eight mahogany George III barback dining chairs, circa 1830 in date
The table is raised on twin bases each with turned pillars on reeded sabre legs terminating in brass Lion’s paw caps and castors. It has two leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion and can comfortably seat ten.
The table top is of beautiful flame mahogany and there is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this handsome dining table which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection, and a talking point with guests at meal times.
The table is complimented wih a fantastic antique English set of eight mahogany George III barback dining chairs, circa 1830 in date.
The set comprising six singles and two armchairs with barbacks seats that have been reupholstered in a striking golden fabric with new double cone handspringing, and they are raised on semi reeded baluster front legs.
Whatever the function of this gorgeous dining set, it will make a profound impression on your dinner guests and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
Provenance of table:
Okeover Hall, Mapleton
In excellent condition the table having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed and the chairs upholstered and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 71 x Width 258 x Depth 112 – Fully Extended
Height 71 x Width 155 x Depth 112 – With all leaves removed
Height 85 x Width 48 x Depth 53 – Chairs
Height 85 x Width 54 x Depth 57 – Armchairs
Height 47 – Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 8 foot, 6 inches x Depth 3 foot, 8 inches – Fully Extended
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 3 foot, 8 inches – With all leaves removed
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches – Chairs
Height 2 foot, 9 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches – Armchairs
Height 1 foot, 6 inches – Seat Height
is a privately owned Grade II* listed country house in Staffordshire. It is the family seat of the Okeover family, who have been in residence since the reign of William Rufus. The house lies close to the border between Staffordshire and Derbyshire, which lies on the far side of the small River Dove.
The house and manor church (14th century, restored by Sir George Gilbert Scott) were pillaged by the Jacobite forces as they marched south to Swarkstone Bridge in 1745. In 1745–47, Leak Okeover had the old hall enlarged to Palladian designs by a London carpenter and joiner, Joseph Sanderson, a cousin of John Sanderson, the architect. The house is a testament to the high level of education and competence that might be elicited from a well-trained Georgian craftsman.
A feature of the house is the Grade II wrought iron inner gateway (1756) with armorial overthrow, by master smith Benjamin Yates, a pupil of Robert Bakewell, and the outer gates, also Grade II, by Bakewell himself.
In 1887, the Hon. Maud Okeover married Sir Andrew Barclay Walker, a successful brewer of Gateacre, Liverpool (see Walker-Okeover baronets), who in 1884 had purchased Osmaston Manor in nearby Derbyshire. His son, Sir Peter Walker, the 2nd Baronet, married Ethel Okeover in 1899. Sir Ian Walker, the 3rd Baronet, inherited Okeover in 1956 and assumed the name of Walker-Okeover, demolished Osmaston Manor in 1964, and moved the family seat back to Okeover. The estate is currently owned by Sir Andrew Walker-Okeover, 5th Baronet.
Several members of the family have served as High Sheriff of Staffordshire and of Derbyshire.
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: A2036a