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Antique 10ft Victorian Oval Flame Mahogany Extending Dining Table 19thc


£5,900 | $7,190 USD | €6,792 EUR
Item Number: SA860654
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Regent Antiques
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This is a fabulous antique Victorian oval flame mahogany extending dining table, circa 1850 in date.

The table has two original leaves and can comfortably seat ten. It has been hand-crafted from flame mahogany which has a beautiful grain and colour.

The two leaves can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism. The table is raised on turned and fluted tapering legs that terminate in brass cap castors which makes it easy to move when required.

This stunning table will stand out in your living or conference room and will definitely become a key piece in your furnishing collection.

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 72 x Width 298 x Depth 136 - Fully Extended
Height 72 x Width 166 x Depth 136 - With both leaves removed
Height 62 - Skirt/knee height

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 9 foot, 9 inches x Depth 4 foot, 5 inches - Fully Extended
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 5 foot, 5 inches x Depth 4 foot, 5 inches - With both leaves removed
Height 2 foot - Skirt/knee height

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.

Our reference: A1843
Internal Ref: A1843


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 72 cm (28.3")
Width = 298 cm (117.3")
Depth = 136 cm (53.5")

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Regent Antiques
Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
N4 1BX
United Kingdom

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