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Antique 10 ft Flame Mahogany Extending Dining Table C1840 & 12 chairs

Antique 10 ft Flame Mahogany Extending Dining Table C1840 & 12 chairs Sold

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An early antique dining table, made from very attractive flame mahogany and dated to around 1840, together with a set of Regency style swag back chairs.

This is a beautiful antique early Victorian flame mahogany extending dining table, which can easily sit twelve people making it suitable not only as a dining table but also as a company boardroom table or meeting table.

The table has been hand-crafted from fine quality solid mahogany which has a beautiful grain and is offered for sale in really excellent condition.

The table is supplied with three extension leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by means of a special double wind out mechanism by Samuel Hawkins. The leaves can be easily removed and stored away when not required, making this table not only good looking but versatile too.

The table is raised on four hand carved legs which are turned and fluted and which terminate with the original brass and porcelain cup castors.

The Chairs

The set of 12 Regency style swag back chairs supplied with this table are bespoke, contemporary chairs which have been masterfully hand crafted in beautiful solid flame mahogany throughout.

The set comprises ten side chairs together with two armchairs, all of which feature an attractive swag back design with hand carved decoration. The chairs are supplied with popular and very useful 'drop in' seats that have been reupholstered in a hard wearing olive green Alcantara fabric.

This Victorian dining table can be purchased on its own if required - follow this link.


This antique Victorian dining table and swag back chair set is in excellent condition as it has been beautifully restored in our own workshops, please see the photographs supplied for confirmation of this.

Viewing and Further Information

We are always happy to discuss our antique dining tables and antique chairs and to answer any questions you might have. Just email or call us on the above number and our experts will be on hand to discuss your requirements. Better still, if possible, you can also arrange an appointment to view this antique dining table and chair set or any others we have in stock in our North London warehouse, just call or email. Please quote our reference number as shown above so we know which antique dining table and chair set you are talking about when contacting us.

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

We can carefully pack and ship your antique Victorian dining table and chair set to any destination worldwide, but please do request a shipping quotation first, before purchasing the item. We deliver to all mainland UK addresses free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with this antique dining table and chair set we offer a 14-day money back guarantee as required by the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be liable for the return shipping costs unless we have failed to describe the item you receive in some material way. You must return the item in its original packing and condition. You are also fully responsible for any local taxes or customs duties that fall due on items that are shipped outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 305 x Depth 137 - fully extended

Height 78 x Width 136 x Depth 137 - closed

Height 89 x Width 50 x Depth 48 - chairs

Height 89 x Width 54 x Depth 50 - armchairs

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 10 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 6 inches - fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 5 inches x Depth 4 feet, 6 inches - closed

Height 2 feet, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches - chairs

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

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: 08389a