Antique 12ft Victorian D End Mahogany Dining Table C1870 & 10 Chairs

Antique 12ft Victorian D End Mahogany Dining Table C1870 & 10 Chairs

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This is a fantastic  dining set comprising an antique Victorian solid mahogany D-end dining table, C1870 in date, with a set of ten bespoke upholstered back dining chairs.
The beautiful table is in stunning flame mahogany and has four leaves of approximately 50 cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism..   

It stands on four elegantly carved and turned baluster shaped legs that terminate in elegant brass and porcelain castors.

The superb set of ten spoke hand carved solid mahogany mahogany dining chairs with drop in seats comprises eight side chair s and two armchairs, and compliment the table beautifully.

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


In excellent condition the table having been beautifully restored and the chairs polished and upholstered in our workshops, please see photos for 


Dimensions in cm:

Height 74 x Width 346 x Depth 134 - Fully Extended

Height 74 x Width 175 x Depth 134 - With all leaves removed

Height 86 x Width 51 x Depth 55 - Side chairs

Height 87 x Width 54 x Depth 56 - Armchairs

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 11 feet, 4 inches x Depth 4 feet, 5 inches - Fully Extended

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 5 feet, 9 inches x Depth 4 feet, 5 inches - With all leaves removed

Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Side chairs

Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches x Depth 1 foot, 10 inches - Armchairs

Flame Mahogany
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.



W346.0 x H74.0 x D134.0 cm



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