Antique George III Mahogany 8ft 6" Twin Pillar Dining Table 18th Century

GBP 7,750.00

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Object Description

This is an elegant antique period George III dining table, Circa 1780 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 chairs shown in the photographs are are available if required.

Provenance:

Okeover Hall, Mapleton, Staffordshire.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 71 x Width 258 x Depth 112
Height 71 x Width 155 x Depth 112

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 8 foot, 6 inches x Depth 3 foot, 8 inches
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 3 foot, 8 inches

Okeover Hall

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.

Flame Mahogany

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: A2036

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