Large 19th Century Mahogany Extending Antique Dining Table

GBP 18,500.00

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Object Description

This antique dining table is exceptionally versatile and extremely well made. The top is made of huge sheets of the finest mahogany, the legs are made from single pieces of solid mahogany and even the mechanism is made from dense grained mahogany. There are original clips for the existing leaves and there is a clip holder in the mechanism. There is an order number stamped to the mechanism which starts with an L which is usually a Gillow mark. There are original leaves that take it to a fraction under fourteen feet and one more leaf would make it almost sixteen feet long. Unusually for an antique dining table the sizes are almost round numbers in feet, that they are a small amount under a round figure is probably due to shrinkage. The table is five feet round, each leaf is two feet, so the table can be five feet long, seven feet, nine feet, eleven feet, thirteen feet, or fourteen feet with a smaller leaf. With the addition of another two foot long leaf the table can be sixteen feet long. This table is extremely solid and strong. The design of the mechanism and the quality of construction means that we can firmly attribute this table to Gillow of Lancaster and London.

English circa 1860 £18,500

152cm / 5′ round
74cm / 29″ high
one leaf 213cm / 7ft
two leaves 273cm / 9ft
threeleaves 334cm / 11ft
four leaves 396cm / 13ft
then 426cm / 14ft or 487cm / 16ft with a new leaf

Object Condition

This table can be restored prior to delivery so the condition would then be described as excellent. The table came to us as photographed in good original condition and with the original clips and leaves to extend to fourteen feet. Please ask us for restoration and delivery options.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0) 1285 831 311
+44 7860 350097

Dealer Location

Parkway Farm
GL54 3JL

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