This is an elegant antique Irish Regency Period dining table, dating from Circa 1820.
The table is of rectangular form with rounded corners and reeded edge. It is raised on stunning ring and baluster turned stems with rondel headed ribbed downswept legs and brass lion’s paw sabot and castors. The table has two original leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
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.
In excellent condition the table having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 71 x Width 263 x Depth 132 – Fully Extended
Height 71 x Width 145 x Depth 132
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 8 foot, 7 inches x Depth 4 foot, 4 inches – Fully Extended
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 4 foot, 9 inches x Depth 4 foot, 4 inches
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.
During the Regency period it was fashionable to copy the classical furniture of the Roman and Greek times. Furniture had stopped evolving in design and had moved back to classical forms. The pioneer designers who represented this period were:
Thomas Hope (1770-1831), George Smith (1804-28), Henry Holland (1745 – 1806)
George IV had a major influence over the furniture makers of the time.
This period saw the introduction of brass to wood from the previous marquetry that had been originally used. The sofa table was also introduced.
The main features of the Regency period furniture were their simplicity, with straight, unbroken surfaces and lines.
Our reference: A2130