• Item: Dining table
• Circa: 1850
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Extended Length: 7ft 8⅜”
• Width: 3ft 11½”
• Seats 8 persons
• Solid mahogany
• Telescopic wooden mechanism
• Straight frieze
• Two attached ‘D ends’
• Three additional leaves
• Multiple potential configurations
• Brass connecting locks
• Turned fluted legs
• Original brass cup castors
• Stunning rich colour & patination
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
This is a superb quality antique English early Victorian solid mahogany extendable ‘D end’ dining table, circa 1850, which seats up to eight persons, and extends up to 7ft 8” long, which is in excellent condition. The table is 3ft 11½” 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 stunning colour, above a straight frieze. The table is raised on elegant turned fluted legs, which terminate on the original brass cup castors. The table consists of a pair of ‘D ends’, which is united by a wooden telescopic mechanism. The wooden telescopic mechanism was an earlier design for adjusting the lengths of dining tables, later superseded by steel threaded winding bar and winding handle. One benefit of this earlier mechanism, is that it does not feature the steel mechanism, thus less parts, which means there is less to fail, when operating the mechanism. The table is opened by two persons pulling each end apart (on the wooden telescopic mechanism). The table can be closed by two persons pushing the table together.
The mechanism allows the ends to either be brought completely together or extended to accept all three additional ‘drop-in’ leaves for extending the table. The ‘drop-in’ leaves connect to the ‘D ends’ and to each other via brass connecting locks situated on the underside. 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 ‘drop-in’ leaves are each a different size (a small, a medium & a large); therefore, they allow for many different combinations to achieve slightly 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 allows the table to be utilised in the best way possible according to room size and intended use. The ‘D-ends’ & ‘drop-in’ leaves retain their built-in brass connecting locks (to the underside of the leaves), which are used to connect the various leaves together. 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 antique extending dining table would look superb in a variety of rooms, including the living room or dining room. This truly is a very beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. This item would certainly grace any home, as it is a fantastic investment. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This antique extending dining table is in excellent condition. The table has been traditionally French polished in our workshop therefore the colour and form of the table is in excellent condition; the tops are free from any stains, scratches or marks. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The telescopic wooden mechanism is original and in good working condition. The leaves comfortably fit and lock into place between the ‘D-ends’. There are no splits are warps to the leaves. The brass castors are original. The table has been made from top quality mahogany timber it is well constructed, solid in join and ready to use. Quite rare to find a table in such good condition.
Height = 72.5cm or 28½” or 2ft 4½”
Max Length (all 3 leaves in place) = 234.5cm or 92⅜” or 7ft 8⅜”
Depth = 120.8cm or 47⅝” or 3ft 11⅝”
Length (with large & medium ‘drop-in’ leaves) = 204.5cm or 80½” or 6ft 8½”
Length (with large & small ‘drop-in’ leaves) = 198.5cm or 78⅛” or 6ft 6⅛”
Length (with medium & small ‘drop-in’ leaves) = 184cm or 72½” or 6ft ½”
Length (with large ‘drop-in’ leaf) = 169cm or 66½” or 5ft 6½”
Length (with medium ‘drop-in’ leaf) = 154.5cm or 60⅞” or 5ft ⅞”
Length (with small ‘drop-in’ leaf) = 148.5cm or 58½” or 4ft 10½”
Width (‘D-ends’ together without leaves) = 119cm or 46⅞” or 3ft 10⅞”
Knee Height (frieze) = 61.4cm or 24⅛” or 2ft ⅛”
Knee Height (leaves) = 68.2cm or 26⅞” or 2ft 2⅞”
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