Antique 10 Ft Flame Mahogany Extending Dining Table C.1840


Antique 10 Ft Flame Mahogany Extending Dining Table C.1840

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This is a beautiful antique early Victorian flame mahogany extending dining table, circa 1840 in date.This amazing table can  sit twelve people in comfort and has been hand-crafted from solid mahogany which has a beautiful grain and is in really excellent condition.

It has three leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special double wind out mechanism by Samuel Hawkins, they can be easily removed and stored away when not required.

The table is raised on four masterly hand carved turned and fluted tapering legs that terminate in their original brass and porcelain cup castors.

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.

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 78 x Width 305 x Depth 137 - fully extended

Height 78 x Width 136 x Depth 137 - closed

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 10 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 6 inches - fully extended

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 4 feet, 5 inches x Depth 4 feet, 6 inches - closed

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.


Width: 305.0 cm
Height: 78.0 cm
Depth: 137.0 cm

Estimated Time: Less than one week

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Condition: Used

Date of Manufacture: 1840

Place of Origin:

Period: 19th Century

Style: Antique

Listed by: Tino_8f8a

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SKU: 25724434