Antique Victorian 12 ft Flame Mahogany Extending Dining Table C1860
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This is a beautiful flame mahogany Victorian antique dining table dating from the 1860s and able to seat fourteen people in comfort.
This Victorian dining table has been hand-crafted in solid flame mahogany, a wood which is renowned for its beautiful warm coloured grain.
The table is fully extendable and has three additional leaves which can be added or removed by using a special wind out mechanism which still has the original winding handle. The leaves can be easily added or removed as required and stored away when not needed.
This antique dining table is a superb example of Victorian craftsmanship and is raised on four hand carved turned and fluted bulbous tapering legs. Original brass cup castors terminate each leg.
This wonderful antique dining table is sure to make a profound impression in any room and will impress your dinner guests.
As is evident from the photographs, this antique dining table is in splendid condition having been fully restored in our workshops.
About Flame Mahogany
Flame mahogany has long been prized by master cabinet makers for the beauty of its grain and durability of the wood. Thomas Sheraton, the famous 18th century furniture maker once said that mahogany was "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." It became the wood of choice for fine furniture making and particularly for what are now antique dining tables, throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. As a point of interest, the flame figure in the mahogany is revealed by slicing through the point where the face of the branch joins another part of the tree.
Winding Mechanisms for extending tables
The winding mechanism for this antique Victorian dining table would have been a new invention when the table was first made. Samuel Hawkins first applied for the patent for the screw expander mechanism on June 6th 1861. His business was taken over by a young machinist named Joseph Fitter in 1864 who went on to provide winding mechanisms for extending tables as well as screw expanders for other applications such as piano stools from his workshop in Birmingham, England.
Viewing & More Information
We are always delighted to discuss our antique dining tables and answer any questions you may have. Please feel free to email or call us on the above number to discuss your requirements. You are also very welcome to view this lovely antique dining table in our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment. Please quote our reference 08328 so we know which antique dining table you are talking about.
The showroom is open for viewing, 10am until 5pm every weekday and on occasional Saturdays.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
We can carefully pack and ship your antique dining table to any destination worldwide. Please call for a quotation before purchasing the item. We deliver to any mainland UK address free of charge.
In accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations we offer a 14 day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with this antique dining table. Unless the item is not what we have described in some material way, you will be liable for the return shipping charges. The items must be returned in its original packaging and condition. You are fully liable for any customs duties or local taxes that are payable on items shipped outside the European Union.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 366 x Depth 130 - When fully extended
Height 78 x Width 155 x Depth 130 - With all leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 12 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches - When fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches - With all leaves removed
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 08328
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.