Bespoke Huge Handmade 20ft Dining Table & 20 chairs 21st Century
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This magnificent bespoke contemporary solid mahogany D-end dining table is in the Victorian manner, can seat twenty diners in comfort and is also ideal for use as a conference table.
We can make a set like this for you or make one to your specifications.
This item will be made to order and the lead time is 6 to 8 weeks.This beautiful table is in stunning flame mahogany and has eight leaves of approximately 50 cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special double winding mechanism.
It stands on six elegantly carved and fluted legs that terminate in elegant brass cap castors, and the legs detach for ease of transport.
The beautiful bespoke set of twenty Regency style flame mahogany dining chairs comprises eighteen side chairs and two armchairs. They are made of solid mahogany with fabulous satinwood crossbanded decoration accented with boxwood and ebony line inlay to match the table. They stand on elegant reeded tapering front legs.
They all have drop in seats which are upholstered in a striking burgundy and gold fabric. The seat cushions can be removed to reveal cane seats which allow for cooler and more comfortable dining in the warmer summer months.
Whatever the function of this gorgeous dining set, it will make a profound impression on your dinner guests and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 600 x Depth 130 - Fully extended
Height 79 x Width 200 x Depth 130 - With all leaves removed
Height 95 x Width 56 x Depth 53 - Armchairs
Height 93 x Width 48 x Depth 46 - Sidechairs
Height 53 - Seat height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 19 feet, 8 inches x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches - Fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 7 inches x Depth 4 feet, 3 inches - With all leaves removed
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - Armchairs
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Sidechairs
Height 1 foot, 9 inches - Seat height
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
A man by the name of Samuel Hawkins applied for a patent on a screw expander on June 6th, 1861. Presumably, Mr. Hawkins either died or retired because his business was taken over by a young machinist named Joseph Fitter in 1864.
Joseph Fitter operated a machinist shop where he produced winding mechanisms for extending tables as well as screw expanders for piano stools and other applications at 210 Cheapside, Birmingham England by the name of Britannia Works.
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: 09347a
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