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This amazing table has two original leaves and can sit eight people in comfort. This striking table has been hand-crafted from solid flame mahogany which has a beautiful grain and is in really excellent condition.
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 and porcelain castors which makes it easy to move when required.
Whatever the function of this gorgeous table, it will make a profound impression on your dinner guests and will receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed.
The chairs shown in the photographs are not included in the price but are available if required, we have various sets of chairs in stock that would suit this table.
This stunning dining table will stand out in your dining or conference room and will definitely become a key piece in your furnishing collection.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 80 x Width 241 x Depth 122 - when fully extended
Height 80 x Width 129 x Depth 122 - when closed
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 7 feet, 11 inches x Depth 4 feet, 0 inches - when fully extended
Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 3 inches x Depth 4 feet, 0 inches - when closed
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.
Our reference: 06608
318 Green Lanes