Antique Victorian 12 ft Flame Mahogany Dining Table & 14 chairs c.1860
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This is a beautiful flame mahogany Victorian antique dining table dating from the 1860s which is supplied with a matching set of fourteen vintage Regency style tulip back dining chairs.
This amazing antique dining table can easily seat fourteen people in comfort, when it is extended to its longest size, and has been hand-crafted in solid flame mahogany which is renowned for its beautiful warm coloured grain.
The table is fully extendable and is supplied with three additional expansion leaves which can be added or removed by using the clever wind out mechanism which still has the original winding handle. The leaves can be easily added or removed as required and stored away when they are not required.
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.
As is evident from the gallery of photographs, this antique dining table is in excellent condition. It has been fully restored in our workshops by our own craftsmen.
About Flame Mahogany
Flame mahogany is a timber that has long been prized by the most skilled cabinet makers for the beauty of its grain and the sheer durability of the wood.
Thomas Sheraton, the well known 18th century furniture maker 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."
Flame Mahogany was the wood of choice for fine furniture making and frequently used to make what are now antique dining tables, throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.
Winding Mechanisms for extending tables
The ingenious winding mechanism fitted to this antique dining table would have been an innovation when the table was first made, something that was not uncommon in the Victorian era.
One 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 and other applications such as piano stools.
We are always happy to discuss our antique dining tables and other items of furniture to and answer any questions you may wish to ask. Please feel free to email or call us on the number shown at the top of this page 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 can be sure which antique dining table & chair set you are enquiring about.
The showroom is open every weekday 10am to 5pm in order for you to view our dining table & chair sets and other items as required. We also open on some Saturdays and advise you to call first before travelling on a Saturday - we are closed on Sundays.
Shipping, Delivery and Return
We ship items free of charge to any mainland UK address.
If you would like to have this Victorian dining table and chair set shipped to a non-UK destination, we will carefully pack and ship this item anywhere worldwide. Please ask us for a shipping quote first before purchasing the large dining table as we need to be sure we can meet your expectations and requirements.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee. You must return this Victorian antique dining table and chair set in its original packaging and condition to be eligible for a refund. Please be aware that you are responsible for paying the return shipping charges, unless we sent you the wrong item, i.e. one that is materially different to what you ordered.
You are also responsible for paying any duties or taxes that fall due through shipping this Victorian dining table and chair set outside the European Union.
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: 08328a
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.