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Antique Victorian Oval Dining Table & 8 antique chairs c.1870

Antique Victorian Oval Dining Table & 8 antique chairs Sold

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This is an antique Victorian oval dining table made from top quality solid mahogany and dating from around 1860 together with a set of 8 Antique balloon back chairs of a similar age.

This antique Victorian dining table and matching set of 8 balloon back dining chairs is both beautiful to look at and very versatile in its day to day use. This is due to it being an extending dining table which can be increased and decreased in length as needed to suit the requirements of the occasion.

The dining table is oval in shape and is supplied with its two original extension leaves. When the extension leaves are fitted the table is almost eight feet in length and can easily seat eight people. Fitting the extension leaves is made easy by the presence of a special winding mechanism.

This antique Victorian dining table is hand made using top quality solid mahogany which has a striking grain and that deep colour so typical of aged mahogany. The substantial table top stands on beautiful yet sturdy turned and fluted legs that terminate with brass and porcelain castors thereby making it easy to move the table around as and when required.

The Chairs

The included set of eight antique Victorian balloon back dining chairs is also made from top quality mahogany and these also date from around 1870 - the same period as the Victorian dining table.

It is all-too-rare these days to find a full set of antique dining chairs in such good condition so we are very pleased to be able to offer this set to our customers with this lovely Victorian table.

The chairs feature very nice hand carved decoration and as you can see from the photographs, they stand on very stylish turned legs. The comfortable stuff over seats have been tastefully upholstered in an attractive and sumptuous fabric that provides both comfortable seating and good looks - the ideal combination for a dining chair.


This antique Victorian dining table is in excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. 

Viewing and Further Information

If at all possible you are highly recommended to view this lovely Victorian antique dining table and balloon back chair set in person in order to appreciate it fully. The sheer quality of the materials and workmanship involved would make the trip worthwhile. However, we realise that many of our customers simply cannot make the trip to our north London showroom and, in view of that, we are always pleased to answer any questions you may have and provide additional information as needed. Our contact details are shown above. Please quote the item reference number shown above when contacting us.

Our showroom and warehouse is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and on occasional Saturdays - please call first to confirm before travelling on a Saturday.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

This is a large antique dining table and balloon back chair set and requires careful packing and shipping. We can ship to any destination worldwide and will take care of the packing for you, but please do call or email for a quotation before purchasing the item so that we can fully discuss your requirements. We ship to any mainland UK address free of charge.

If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Victorian dining table and chair set, unless we have erroneously described the item in some material way and you do not receive what you were expecting. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition.

You are also responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 74 x Width 234 x Depth 122 - Fully extended

Height 74 x Width 144 x Depth 122 - With both leaves removed

Height 89 x Width 50 x Depth 53 - Chairs

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 7 feet, 8 inches x Depth 4 feet, 0 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 9 inches x Depth 4 feet, 0 inches - With both leaves removed

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

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: 08426a