This is an elegant dining set comprising an antique Regency dining table C1830 in date with a set of six Shield back dining chairs.
The table is of oval form with reeded edge. It is raised on twin urnular pillars with triple swept sabre leg bases which are fitted with brass lion’s paw toes and castors. It has a leaf that 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.
The Vintage set of six dining chairs by William Tillman, date from Circa 1980.
They werer urchased at great expense from the master cabinet maker William Tillman, Crouch Lane, Borough Green Kent in the 1980s. The set comprises four side chairs and two armchairs, all featuring attractive shield back design with seats that have been reupholstered in the finest fabric.
There is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this handsome dining set which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection, and a talking point with guests at meal times.
The Estate of the Late Rufus Eyre.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed and the chairs reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 182 x Depth 107 – Fully Extended
Height 74 x Width 128 x Depth 107 – With leaf removed
Height 95 x Width 51 x Depth 59 – Chairs
Height 102 x Width 59 x Depth 60 – Armchairs
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 6 feet x Depth 3 foot, 6 inches – Fully Extended
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 4 foot, 2 inches x Depth 3 foot, 6 inches – With leaf removed
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches – Chairs
Height 3 foot, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 2 feet – Armchairs
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: A2205a