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Antique Victorian Dining Table and 12 Chairs 19th Century

$11,835.11Asking Price


This is an extremely rare opportunity to own an antique Victorian oval extending 12ft 6" dining table, made of flame mahogany and a matching bespoke set of twelve Swag back dining chairs. The table is made of flame mahogany and has three leaves which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism, which bears the brass plaque of the maker, Samuel Hawkins, London, he exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851. It has four elegant square and tapering legs that have been embellished with carved floral decoration and terminate in brass castors. It was made by a master craftsman and should last for generations more. The table is in superb condition and we have French polished it to revive it and bring out the beautiful grain of the flame mahogany. With elegant simple lines, this table epitomises the ethos of the Victorian style. The matching set of twelve bespoke Swag Back dining chairs comprises ten side chairs and a pair of armchairs. These chairs have been masterfully crafted in beautiful solid mahogany, and they all feature an attractive swag back design and 'drop in' seats that have been re upholstered in a green damask. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 76 x Width 376 x Depth 136 - Fully extended Height 76 x Width 184 x Depth 136 - With all 3 leaves removed Height 86 x Width 51 x Depth 55 - Chairs Height 87 x Width 54 x Depth 56 - Armchairs Dimensions in inches: Height 29.9 x Width 148.0 x Depth 53.5 - Fully extended Height 29.9 x Width 72.4 x Depth 53.5 - With all 3 leaves removed Height 33.9 x Width 20.1 x Depth 21.7 - Chairs Height 34.3 x Width 21.3 x Depth 22.0 - 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. Our reference: 08932a


  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Width: 148.04 in. (376 cm)Depth: 53.55 in. (136 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 13
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1850
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 08932a1stDibs: LU950610714851

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