18th century George III period mahogany four pedestal antique dining table. This is one of the best tables we have seen, it is a tremendous scale at almost eighteen feet long and very well drawn. It has elegant outstretched four splay legs which are a great shape, having a slight hint of the Regency knee that would come later. The legs fall sharply down before curving to run almost parallel to the floor and they terminate a long way from the pedestal. It has the close reeding on the top of the legs typical of this pre-Regency period. The length of the leg, the shape of the leg and the reeding colaborate to provide a most pleasing and well balanced table base.
The catches are of the swing type which means that they cannot get lost. They are of the highest quality, some are inscribed Farlar & Bullock and others Bullock, Tonks & Bedington, 90 Wardour Street.
This table is “unseen” as it came to us in 2006 from Aynho Park without having been on the open market. It has been in private hands from 2006 until now once again we have the privilege to have custody of this wonderful and important country house dining table.
The top of the table is made of huge sheets of a very fine cut of mahagany which has attained a wonderful colour and patina over the centuries. There are three removable leaves and four premanant tops, any of these can be removed to make the table several sizes smaller. It is also possible to extend the table to make it larger, so please ask for details if a longer table is required.
English circa 1790 £195000
Attributed to Gillow of Lancaster and London
Aynho Park, Oxfordshire.
This table was most probably made for Aynho as part of the improvements carried out to the house by Sir John Soane in the 1790s. There is a lot of very interesting history about the Cartwright family of Aynho Park going back for centuries, please ask for details.
The last two photographs are of the table in situ in Aynho Park taken in 2006.
159cm / 63″ wide
547cm / 215″ long
74cm / 29″ high