Antique 8ft Victorian Extending Dining Table C1860

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Antique 8ft Victorian Extending Dining Table C1860

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This is a magnificent antique Victorian solid mahogany wind out dining table which can seat ten diners in comfort, C1860 in date.
This beautiful table is in stunning  flame mahogany and has two leaves of fifty cm each, which  can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism.

It is raided on four elegantly carved and baluster turned and tulip legs  that terminate in their original elegant brass and porcelain castors.

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

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 75 x Width 241 x Depth 119 - Fully extended

Height 75 x Width 141 x Depth 119 - close

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 7 feet, 11 inches x Depth 3 feet, 11 inches - Fully extended

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 7 inches x Depth 3 feet, 11 inches - close

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: 241.0 cm
Height: 75.0 cm
Depth: 119.0 cm

Estimated Time: Less than one week

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Condition: Used

Date of Manufacture: 1860

Place of Origin:

Period: 19th Century

Style: Antique

Listed by: Tino_8f8a

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SKU: 84538682