• Item: Dining table
• Original Retailer: Ashton Leach & Cumberbirch Ltd., Rochdale
• Circa: 1890
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: Rochdale, England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Extended Length: 8ft”
• Width: 3ft 6”
• Seats 8 persons
• Solid mahogany
• Original steel winding mechanism
• Straight frieze
• Two attached ‘D ends’
• Two additional leaves
• Multiple potential configurations
• Cabriole legs on claw & ball feet
• Original castors
• Traditionally French polished by hand
• Stunning rich colour & patination
• Excellent original condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English late Victorian solid mahogany extendable ‘D end’ dining table, circa 1890, which seats up to eight persons, and extends up to 8ft long and is in excellent condition. Bearing a metal label reading “Ashton Leach & Cumberbirch Ltd., Rochdale” on the telescopic wooden frame, which we understand were prominent Victorian furniture retailers in Rochdale. The table is 3ft 6” wide, meaning that it can also be used in narrow rooms. Constructed from top quality mahogany, the table features a solid mahogany moulded top with a lovely colour, above a straight frieze. The table is raised on elegant but sturdy cabriole legs, which terminate on claw & ball feet and the original brass cup castors. The table consists of a pair of ‘D ends’, which is united by the original steel telescopic winding mechanism and winding handle. The steel winding mechanism retains the ordinal manufacturers’ label of “Joseph Fitter – Patented – Britannia Works – Birmingham”. The table is opened by a single person using the winding handle. The mechanism allows the ends to either be brought completely together or extended to accept the two additional solid mahogany “leaves” for extending the table. The leaves connect to the “D ends” and to each other via wooden dowels situated either side of the leaves. They are secured in place by winding the table inwards to clamp the leaves. The table can be configured in a multitude of different ways: the two “D ends” can be brought together to form a circular centre table, which will seat four people. The leaves are each a different size, therefore, they allow for many different combinations to achieve different lengths, to best suit the intended number of users. At maximum length, the table can seat up to eight persons. This ability to be configured in so many different ways allow the table to be utilised in the best way possible according to room size and intended use. The chairs in the picture are not included in the price.
The table boasts a stunning rich brown mahogany colour. It has fantastic original colour and patination this is due to the years of care and cleaning it has received.
This Victorian mahogany extendable dining table would look superb in a variety of rooms, including the dining room or boardroom. This truly is a very beautiful dining table with quality construction and is original throughout.
This Victorian dining table is in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The dining table has been French polished, by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination is of an excellent standard. The top is free from any stains, scratches or marks. The table retails the its original steel winding mechanism, which is excellent working condition, along with the original telescopic wooden “runners” and comes with its winding handle. The leaves comfortably fit and lock into place. There are no splits are warps to the leaves. The legs and brass castors are original. The table has been made from good quality solid mahogany timber. It is well constructed, solid in join and ready to use.
Height = 76cm or 29⅞” or 2ft 5⅞”
Length (with no leaves) = 136cm or 53½” or 4ft 5½”
Length (with small leaf inserted) = 166cm or 65⅜ or 5ft 5⅜”
Length (with large leaf inserted) = 181.5cm or 71½” or 5ft 11½”
Length (with both leaves inserted) = 211.5cm or 83¼” or 7ft 11¾”
Width = 106.5cm or 42” or 3ft 6”
Knee Height = 62.7cm or 24¾” or 2ft 0¾”
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