This is an elegant antique Regency Period mahogany dining table circa 1820 in date and ten William IV bar back dining chairs,circa 1830 in date
The botanical name for the mahogany this table and chairs is made of is Swietenia Macrophylla and this type of mahogany is not subject to CITES regulation.
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 of rectangular form with rounded corners and reeded edge. It is raised on twin “gun barrel” turned columns on quadruple swept sabre leg bases which are fitted with brass toes and castors. It has two leaves that can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion .
The fantastic antique English made set of ten William IV mahogany barback dining chairs, date from circa 1830.
The set comprising eight singles and two armchairs, with plain crest rails and splats the drop in seats upholstered in wine and cream cloth, on turned and reeded front legs
These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany throughout and the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 71 x Width 250 x Depth 121
Height 71 x Width 128 x Depth 121 – With both leaves removed
Height 88 x Width 48 x Depth 49 – Chairs
Height 90 x Width 50 x Depth 55 – Armchairs
Height 47 – Seat Height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 8 foot, 2 inches x Depth 4 feet
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 4 foot, 2 inches x Depth 4 feet – With both leaves removed
Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches – Chairs
Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches – Armchairs
Height 1 foot, 6 inches – Seat Height
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: A2110a