This is a magnificent antique William IV solid mahogany dining table, Circa 1830 in date, which can seat fourteen and is also ideal for use as a conference table.
This beautiful table has a rounded rectangular top with a moulded edge. The top is in stunning flame mahogany and has four leaves of approximately 60cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.
It stands on six elegantly turned and reeded legs that terminate in their original elegant brass and porcelain caps and castors.
It is a very impressive table which is sure to contribute to successful dinner parties.
Ballymenoch House, Cardross, Argyll & Bute
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 388 x Depth 148 – When fully extended
Height 76 x Width 138 x Depth 148 – With all leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.9 x Width 152.8 x Depth 58.3 – When fully extended
Height 29.9 x Width 54.3 x Depth 58.3 – With all leaves removed
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
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: 09168