This is a fantastic dining set comprising of an antique William IV solid mahogany pullout dining table, C1840 in date, with a set of twelve bespoke bar back dining chairs.
This beautiful table is in stunning flame mahogany and has three leaves of approximately 55 cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
It stands on four elegantly turned legs that terminate in their original elegant brass and porcelain castors.
The absolutely fantastic English-made bespoke set of twelve Bar Back dining 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 ten side chairs and two armchairs, all of which feature an attractive bar back design with hand carved decoration and ‘drop in’ seats that are upholstered in the finest olive green alcantara fabric.
It is a very impressive dining set which is sure to contribute to your successful dinner parties.
In excellent condition the table and chairs having been beautifully polished and the chairs upholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 73 x Width 148 x Depth 143
Height 73 x Width 315 x Depth 143 – Fully extended
Dimensions in inches:
Height 28.7 x Width 58.3 x Depth 56.3
Height 28.7 x Width 124.0 x Depth 56.3 – Fully extended
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: 09881a