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Antique Victorian 10ft Mahogany Twin Base Extending Dining Table 19th C

Antique Victorian 10ft Mahogany Twin Base Extending Dining Table 19th C | Ref. no. 09528 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 09528
Price: £ 0.00
A fantastic antique Victorian mahogany twin pedestal base dining table which can seat ten diners in comfort and would also be ide...

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A fantastic antique Victorian mahogany twin pedestal base dining table which can seat ten diners in comfort and would also be ideal for use as a conference table, Circa 1865 in date.

The oval shaped table is made from solid mahogany  and has three leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism.

It is raised  on a pair of beautifully carved turned pedestal bases with downswept legs terminating in scroll feet and the original brass and porcelain castors.


Whatever the function of this gorgeous table, it will make a profound impression on your dinner guests or clients and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.


The chairs shown in the photographs are not included but can be purchased if required.
 

Condition:


In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 305 x Depth 133 - Fully extended

Height 76 x Width 174 x Depth 133 - With all three leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 10 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 5 feet, 8 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches - With all three leaves removed

Our reference: 09528

Mahogany 
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.

 

Winding Mechanism for extending tables
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.

 

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 305 x Depth 133 - Fully extended

Height 76 x Width 174 x Depth 133 - With all three leaves removed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 10 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 5 feet, 8 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches - With all three leaves removed

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