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This amazing table has four original leaves and can comfortably seat twelve people. This striking table has been hand-crafted from solid mahogany which has a beautiful grain and is in really excellent condition.
The four leaves can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion and can be easily removed and stored away when not required.
The table is raised on four beautiful baluster legs, which have been masterfully hand carved and they sit on their original brass and porcelain castors which makes it easy to move when required.
The English-made set of twelve Sheraton style Shield back dining chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany with hand carved decoration throughout, and the finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking.
The set comprises ten chairs and two armchairs, all of which feature an attractive shield back design and 'drop in' seats that are upholstered in a beautiful fabric.
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 and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 300 x Depth 132 - when fully extended
Height 79 x Width 133 x Depth 132 - when closed
Height 96 x Width 51 x Depth 50 - chairs
Height 96 x Width 57 x Depth 53 - armchair
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 9 feet, 10 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches - when fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 4 inches x Depth 4 feet, 4 inches - when closed
Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 8 inches - chairs
Height 3 feet, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches x Depth 1 foot, 9 inches - armchair
William IV - the brief reign of William IV (1830 – 1837) marked a period of transition between the Regency period (which had been an age of innovation based on revivalist styles such as ancient Egypt, and the Grecian designs) and the Victorian era.
William IV furniture is similar in style to Regency furniture with many of the designs from the Regency period being copied but often executed in a much heavier manner with chairs, tables and other items being coarser and clumsier in appearance when compared with those made during the Regency period.
Popular pieces produced during this period include tilt top dining tables and pillared extendable tables. Sofa tables and drum tables were also favoured at the time as were sideboards and card tables. Heavy brass fittings were a prominent feature such as lion’s paw feet on tables. Chairs frequently sported sabre legs to the back with stumpy bulbous turned legs to the front. The rope twist carved back was also much in favour.
This period also saw the introduction of the more exotic timbers such as rosewood and zebra wood. With the Industrial Revolution getting under way furniture making saw the increased use of mechanisation a trend set to accelerate during the Victorian period.
This short, but important transitional period eventually gave way to the romanticism of the Victorians but the furniture it produced was usually of good quality and it remains sought after and desirable today.
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.
Our reference: 06549a
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