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Antique 8ft Victorian Extending Dining Table C1860

Antique Victorian Dining Table | Antique Victorian Extending Table | Ref. no. 08435 Sold

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A very impressive solid mahogany Antique Victorian Extending Dining Table, dating from around 1860, which can comfortably seat up to ten people.

This beautiful Victorian dining table is made from top quality flame mahogany and is supplied with two extension leaves which can be added or removed as required. The table is fitted with a special winding mechanism to make adding and removing the extension panels a breeze.

The table is raised on four sturdy yet elegant carved and turned tulip legs that are still fitted with their original elegant brass and porcelain castors.

It is a very impressive Victorian dining table which will be useful for many different occasions from small intimate dinners to a banquet for up to 10 diners. It would be equally at home in a commercial setting such as a conference room or boardroom.


This Victorian dining table is offered for sale in excellent condition and has been lovingly restored in our workshops. Please take a look at the images supplied to satisfy yourself of the condition of this antique dining table or, better still, come to our London showroom and see it for yourself.

Viewing and Further Information

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 75 x Width 241 x Depth 119 - Fully extended

Height 75 x Width 141 x Depth 119 - close

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 7 feet, 11 inches x Depth 3 feet, 11 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 7 inches x Depth 3 feet, 11 inches - close

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: 08435