A fine antique William IV mahogany dining table, circa 1830 indate with a set of six vintage Hepplewhite Revival dining chairs.
The table has a circular snap top made from beautiful mahogan. It features a beaded apron, on a turned and reeded column with decorative carved acanthus on the base.
The base sits on a triangular concave sided platform with roundel ornament and reeded bun feet terminating with brass cap castors.
The set of six Hepplewhite Revival dining chairs are beautifully hand crafted from solid mahogany and they all feature an attractive shieldback design and ‘drop in’ seats that are upholstered in the finest blue damask fabric.
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 135 x Depth 135
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 4 foot, 5 inches x Depth 4 foot, 5 inches
William IV – the brief reign of William IV (1830 – 1837) marked a period of transition between the Regency period (which had been an age of innovation based on revivalist styles such as ancient Egypt, and the Grecian designs) and the Victorian era.
William IV furniture is similar in style to Regency furniture with many of the designs from the Regency period being copied but often executed in a much heavier manner with chairs, tables and other items being coarser and clumsier in appearance when compared with those made during the Regency period.
Popular pieces produced during this period include tilt top dining tables and pillared extendable tables. Sofa tables and drum tables were also favoured at the time as were sideboards and card tables. Heavy brass fittings were a prominent feature such as lion’s paw feet on tables. Chairs frequently sported sabre legs to the back with stumpy bulbous turned legs to the front. The rope twist carved back was also much in favour.
This period also saw the introduction of the more exotic timbers such as rosewood and zebra wood. With the Industrial Revolution getting under way furniture making saw the increased use of mechanisation a trend set to accelerate during the Victorian period.
This short, but important transitional period eventually gave way to the romanticism of the Victorians but the furniture it produced was usually of good quality and it remains sought after and desirable today.
Our reference: A2275a