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This amazing table has two original leaves, can sit eight people in comfort and has been hand-crafted from solid flame mahogany which has a beautiful grain.
The two leaves can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism and can be easily removed and stored away when not required.
The table has four beautiful reeded tapering legs which have been masterfully hand carved and they terminate in their original brass castors which makes it easy to move when required.
The set of eight vintage balloon back dining chairs compliment the table perfectly and comprises six side chairs and a pair of armchairs. These chairs have been masterfully hand crafted in solid mahogany.
Whatever the function of this gorgeous 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 having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79.5 x Width 229 x Depth 115 - when fully extended
Height 79.5 x Width 130 x Depth 115 - when closed
Height 87 x Width 50 x Depth 55 - chairs
Height 91 x Width 59 x Depth 59 - armchairs
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 7 feet, 6 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - when fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 3 inches x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches - when closed
Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - chairs
Height 3 feet x Width 1 foot, 11 inches x Depth 1 foot, 11 inches - armchairs
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.
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.
is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared.
The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces.
Our reference: 06625b
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