Antique 11 ft Flame Mahogany Extending Dining Table c.1840
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It is our great pleasure to be able to offer for sale this magnificent antique dining table dating from the early Victorian period around 1840.
Hand-crafted from flame mahogany this extendable antique dining table can comfortably seat ten people and perhaps fourteen at a stretch. It has four leaves which can be added or removed to vary the length of the table. This makes it an extremely flexible piece of furniture which can be adapted to suit many different types of occasion.
This gorgeous antique dining table is also wide enough to comfortably accommodate two people sitting at each end when it is fully extended or making a square when it is not extended, something slightly different from the usual rectangle.
It rises on four gorgeously hand-carved turned and reeded tapering legs that still have their original brass and porcelain cup castors. Made from much sought after flame mahogany wood, the colour and grain of this fantastic antique dining table makes it a breathtaking addition to any dining room or conference room.
Flame mahogany is so called because of the warm colour of the wood in contrast to other types of mahogany which can be darker. Mahogany was much valued in the 18th and 19th centuries as the wood of choice for high quality furniture. Thomas Sheraton the world famous furniture designer and maker singled mahogany out as a wood that has “ a beautiful figure” and which polishes up so well that he believed any furniture piece made from it would be “an ornament in any room.” This can certainly be said of this particular example of a superb antique dining table.
This antique dining table is in excellent condition and it has been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in one of our workshops. You can see for yourself just how fantastic the condition of this table is by taking a few minutes to review the photos in our gallery. You will also see what a lovely addition to any furniture collection this antique dining table will make.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 73 x Width 337 x Depth 145 - fully extended
Height 73 x Width 146 x Depth 145 - closed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 11 feet, 1 inch x Depth 4 feet, 9 inches - fully extended
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 9 inches x Depth 4 feet, 9 inches - closed
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: 08988
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