Antique 12ft Victorian Flame Mahogany D End Extending Dining Table 19th C
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This gorgeous extendable Victorian mahogany dining table dates from around 1870 and can comfortably seat up to fourteen people when fully extended.
The Victorian mahogany dining table has D-ends and could equally well be used as a conference table. It has the four original extension leaves which measure approximately 50 cm (1 foot 8 inches) each and which can be added or removed to extend the table as required. This makes it an extremely flexible addition to any furniture collection.
It stands on four wonderfully elegant carved and turned legs that each end in stylish brass and porcelain castors which means it can easily be positioned in any part of a room or moved between rooms with relative ease making this Victorian mahogany dining table a very useful and flexible furniture item. At full length it measures approximately 356cm (12 feet) which means it would also make a superb conference table as well. The carving on the legs is wonderfully executed with a crossed leaf motif.
Flame mahogany is a superb wood for making furniture as Thomas Sheraton, the renowned 18th Century furniture designer and maker testified to when he said of mahogany “it has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.” The flame figure of the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of a branch at the point where it meets another element of the tree. The colour of the wood is such that it radiates warmth leading to the idea of ‘flame’ mahogany. This can be particularly seen in this gorgeous Victorian mahogany dining table.
This lovely table has been lovingly restored in one our workshops and is in excellent condition. This can be seen from the array of photographs we have made available in our gallery. Please do take a few moments to review these for yourself and see just what a wonderful piece of furniture this Victorian mahogany dining table is.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 356 x Depth 132 - When fully extended
Height 74 x Width 154 x Depth 132 - With all leaves removed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 11 feet, 8 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches - When fully extended
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 5 feet, 1 inch x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches - With all leaves removed
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.
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