This is a beautiful dining set comprising an antique Victorian flame mahogany mahogany dining table, Circa 1860 in date, and a beautiful set of fourteen Vintage Regency style tulip back dining chairs.
This amazing table is in really excellent condition, can seat fourteen people in comfort and has been hand-crafted from solid mahogany which has a beautiful grain.
It has three leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special wind out mechanism with the original winding handle, they can be easily removed and stored away when not required.
The table is raised on four masterly hand carved turned and fluted bulbous tapering legs that terminate in their original brass cup castors
The set of fourteen English made Regency style tulip back dining chairs date from the last quarter of the 20th century and compliment the table perfectly.
These chairs have been masterfully hand crafted in beautiful solid flame mahogany throughout and the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking.
The set comprises twelve side chairs and two armchairs, all of which feature an attractive tulip back design with hand carved decoration and ‘drop in’ seats that have been reupholstered in the finest olive green fabric.
Whatever the function of this gorgeous set, it will make a profound impression on your dinner guests and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 366 x Depth 130 – fully extended
Height 78 x Width 155 x Depth 130 – wibought leaves
Height 89 x Width 51 x Depth 48 – chair
Height 89 x Width 55 x Depth 48 – armchair
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 12 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches – fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches – wibought leaves
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches – chair
Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches – armchair
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.
Winding Mechanism for extending tables
A man by the name of Samuel Hawkins applied for a patent on a screw expander on June 6th, 1861. Presumably, Mr. Hawkins either died or retired because his business was taken over by a young machinist named Joseph Fitter in 1864.
Joseph Fitter operated a machinist shop where he produced winding mechanisms for extending tables as well as screw expanders for piano stools and other applications at 210 Cheapside, Birmingham England by the name of Britannia Works.
Our reference: 08328a
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