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Victorian Style 8 ft Dining Room Table & 8 Chairs

Victorian Style 8 ft Dining Room Table &  8 Chairs | Ref. no. 05990a | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 05990a
Price: £ 0.00
This is a rare opportunity to own this marvelous Victorian style dining set. The set was made of solid mahogany for the...

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This is a rare opportunity to own this marvelous Victorian style dining set. The set was made of solid mahogany for the renowned retailer Maple & Co. It is in superb condition as it was only used a few times per year for special occasions.

The set comprises the following:

* A solid mahogany dining table with winding mechanism and two leaves that can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion.

* A set of eight hand carved solid mahogany fiddle back dining chairs comprising six chairs and two armchairs. The chairs are very comfortable and have been reupholstered  in cream damask making them look very luxurious.


Provenance:

Purchased from a beautiful house in Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, they had purchased it at great expense from Maple & Co., Tottenham Court Road, London, in the late 1990's.

Enhance your dining experience with this lovely suite.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 292 x Depth 128 - Dining Table Closed

Height 76 x Width 128 x Depth 292 - Dining Table Open

Height 90 x Width 50 x Depth 53 - Chair

Height 91 x Width 60 x Depth 62 - Armchair

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 9 foot, 7 inches x Depth 4 foot, 2 inches - Dining Table Closed

Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 4 foot, 2 inches x Depth 9 foot, 7 inches - Dining Table Open

Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Chair

Height 3 feet x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 foot - Armchair

Our reference: 05990a

Maple & Co
the renowned furniture retailer of London, Paris and Buenos Aires,   were famous for top quality furniture.

They were by Royal Appointment and  became one of the leading furniture manufacturers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. They used only the finest quality timber which was imported directly from all over the world.
 
Maple and Company were founded in 1841 in Tottenham Court Road, London and had premises there until 1997.  By the 1880s they were the largest and most successful furniture makers in the world, their huge emporium having become a tourist attraction in its own right. In addition to their middle class clientele, they furnished Embassies, hotels, beautiful homes and palaces all over the globe, including Tsar Nicholas's Winter Palace, the Hoffburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, and many of Britain's country houses.


Mahogany is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.


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.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 292 x Depth 128 - Dining Table Closed

Height 76 x Width 128 x Depth 292 - Dining Table Open

Height 90 x Width 50 x Depth 53 - Chair

Height 91 x Width 60 x Depth 62 - Armchair

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 9 foot, 7 inches x Depth 4 foot, 2 inches - Dining Table Closed

Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 4 foot, 2 inches x Depth 9 foot, 7 inches - Dining Table Open

Height 2 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Chair

Height 3 feet x Width 2 feet x Depth 2 foot - Armchair

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