Antique 8ft Mahogany Dining Table 19th Century & 10 Balloon Back Chairs
Antique 8ft Mahogany Dining Table 19th Century & 10 Balloon Back Chairs
Antique 8ft Mahogany Dining Table 19th Century & 10 Balloon Back Chairs
Antique 8ft Mahogany Dining Table 19th Century & 10 Balloon Back Chairs
Antique 8ft Mahogany Dining Table 19th Century & 10 Balloon Back Chairs
Antique 8ft Mahogany Dining Table 19th Century & 10 Balloon Back Chairs

Antique 8ft Mahogany Dining Table 19th Century & 10 Balloon Back Chairs

c. 1870 England

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£5,500 gbp
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This is a magnificent antique Victorian solid mahogany wind out dining table and ten balloon back diningchairs, C1870 in date.

This beautiful table is in stunning mahogany and has two leaves of forty five cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism.

The moulded edge top and frieze are raised on four elegantly carved turned and fluted legs that terminate in their original elegant brass cap castors.

The superb set of ten bespoke hand carved solid mahogany dining chairs comprises eight side chairs and two armchairs which have been upholstered in a sumptuous gold damask and compliment the table beautifully.

It is a very impressive table which is sure to contribute to successful dinner parties.

Condition:
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 240 x Depth 120 - Fully extended
Height 76 x Width 150 x Depth 120 - With both leaves removed
Height 92 x Width 46 x Depth 44 - Chairs
Height 95 x Width 60 x Depth 50 - Armchairs
Height 53 - Seat Height

Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.9 x Width 94.5 x Depth 47.2 - Fully extended
Height 29.9 x Width 59.1 x Depth 47.2 - With both leaves removed
Height 36.2 x Width 18.1 x Depth 17.3 - Chairs
Height 37.4 x Width 23.6 x Depth 19.7 - Armchairs
Height 20.9 - Seat Height

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 shipbuilding, 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.

Our reference: 09373a
Dimensions
Height 76.00 cm (29.92 inches)
Width 240.00 cm (94.49 inches)
Depth 120.00 cm (47.24 inches)
Stock Code
09373a
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