An exquisite antique William IV flame mahogany drop leaf work table, circa 1830 in date.
This beautiful work table has a useful frieze drawer with a panelled drawer front and features Y-pattern supports with a sturdy turned centre column and a sumptuous square base with decorative scroll toes.
This piece is of the highest quality, made of decorative figured mahogany and is in excellent condition.
A fabulous example of William IV period furniture.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 49 x Depth 50 – With flaps down
Height 76 x Width 88 x Depth 50 – Open
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.9 x Width 19.3 x Depth 19.7 – With flaps down
Height 29.9 x Width 34.6 x Depth 19.7 – Open
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: 09750