Antique Extending Dining Tables
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19th Century George IV Period Mahogany Antique Extending Breakfast Dining Table
19th century George IV period mahogany antique extending breakfast dining table standing on central four splay base. This is an extremely strong and versatile dining table which can be adjusted to seat from four up to a comfortable twelve (or fourteen with either two at each end or one at each end without side plates). The leaves can be stored inside the table itself which is extremely rare for a table of this period and is quite an achievement when the sheer size and weight of the leaves is taken into consideration. The timber used for this table is second to none, it is a dense grained, slow growing mahogany with excellent grain pattern and beautiful parallel lines. The leaves are original thank goodness, as this size of leaf is very hard to find and extremely expensive to replace nowadays. The discrepancy between the colour of the leaves and the table ends will no longer be evident following restoration, so please do not worry about that.
This table represents a remarkable feat of engineering, as it has to be designed specifically to take the weight of the leaves which are unsupported at the ends, but also has to be manufactured to a very high tolerance in order to eradicate the natural movement in the mechanism which a legged table would be able to get away with. I could go on, but in conclusion would like to say that this is a really special table, wonderful timber, a fantastic design and it is really impressive both visually and from a constructional standpoint.
English circa 1830 £16500
11 18 03
60" / 153cm long closed
135¾" / 344cm long max
54" / 137cm wide
28½" / 72cm high
26½" / 67cm
26½" / 67cm
22¼" / 57cm
19th Century Mahogany Antique Extending Dining Table Attributed To Gillow
This antique dining table is exceptionally versatile and extremely well made. The top is made of huge sheets of the finest mahogany, the legs are made from single pieces of solid mahogany and even the mechanism is made from dense grained mahogany. There are original clips for the existing leaves and there is a clip holder in the mechanism. There is an order number stamped to the mechanism which starts with an L which is usually a Gillow mark. There are original leaves that take it to a fraction under fourteen feet and one more leaf would make it almost sixteen feet long. Unusually for an antique dining table the sizes are almost round numbers in feet, that they are a small amount under a round figure is probably due to shrinkage. The table is five feet round, each leaf is two feet, so the table can be five feet long, seven feet, nine feet, eleven feet, thirteen feet, or fourteen feet with a smaller leaf. With the addition of another two foot long leaf the table can be sixteen feet long. This table is extremely solid and strong. The design of the mechanism and the quality of construction means that we can firmly attribute this table to Gillow of Lancaster and London.
English circa 1860 £18,500
06 17 06
152cm / 5' round
74cm / 29" high
one leaf 213cm / 7ft
two leaves 273cm / 9ft
threeleaves 334cm / 11ft
four leaves 396cm / 13ft
then 426cm / 14ft or 487cm / 16ft with a new leaf
19th Century George IV Period Mahogany Dining Table
19th century George IV period antique dining table. This table is made of mahogany that has faded to a very desirable golden brown colour with good patina. The legs are at the corners of each and and tucked away in the centre so that no one has a leg in the way. This table is very versatile, there are four removable leaves to adjust the length for any number of diners up to seat twelve comfortably or fourteen with two at each end. In addition to this the two halves of the table separate in the centre so that each end forms an individual console table. In this way the table can then be stored against a wall for a dinner dance, or moved from room to room easily. This also means that the table can be made larger than the measurements given here, if required, by the addition of a centre section and extra leaves without changing the originality in any way.
George IV circa 1825 £14,000
312cm / 123" long
137cm / 54" wide
72cm / 28½" high
Large Early Nineteenth Century Antique Extending Dining Table
Large early 19th century antique extending dining table standing on richly carved and shaped cabriole legs of architectural form. This table is very impressive in the flesh and would not be lost in a very large room. It is very heavy to lift, very solid and well made. Apologies for the photographs, they will be updated following restoration. If the table sells before restoration then the new owner will be able to choose what colour and level of shine the restorers should aim for.
English circa 1820 £25,000
02 09 25
150cm / 5 feet wide
420cm / 14 feet long
Antique Dining Table
Regency mahogany antique dining table. This table is versatile with three removable leaves and a mechanism that unbolts to create two separate tables in case the dining room needs to be used for something else. The frieze is good and narrow for maximum leg room and the legs are an especially finely turned and reeded example of this Regency period design.
English circa 1820 £8,500
Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Antique Extending Pembroke Dining Table
Rare early extending antique dining table. The idea of an extending dining table was one that dates back centuries. However, there was not a really useful way of making a table adjustable, while retaining its structural integrity, until around 1805. This was the year of the first patent for a concertina or scissors action extending dining table, which was taken out by Wilkinsons of Moorfields in London.
Not long after this the later system of sliding bearers became widespread, so having a concertina action is a good indication of age.
This table is made of good solid mahogany with surprisingly heavy leaves, there is reeding and turned decoration on the legs.
As this table is also an extending Pembroke table it has hinged leaves so it can be stored and transported much more easily.
This is especially useful so it can be carried from room to room or out to the garden without having to be turned on its side.
English circa 1815 £6,800
29 1/2" high
Size of leaves 25¼” each
Size of table folded down and closed 25½”
Size of table closed with leaves out 49½”
Antique dining table
Antique dining table made of satin birch. This is a wonderful timber which catches the light beautifully to give the impression of being three dimensional. It is reminiscent of floating satin, which might be where it gets its name.
This antique dining table is made by one of the best makers of the period, Holland and Sons, who are renowned for use of the highest quality timber and construction that is second to none.
This table is highly versatile with good sliding mechanism that is very strong and is still level after all these years. There is a holder for the clips which means that none of the original clips have been lost. The clips are stamped with the maker's name and they retain much of their original gilding.
English circa 1860 £14,800
Stamped Holland and Sons
11 14 14
Provenance: The Estate of the late Sir David Davenport-Handley, Clipsham Hall, Clipsham, Rutland.
14' 0½" long max
57" long min
19th century antique extending writing table
Very unusual all original early nineteeth century writing table or library table which extends to take two additional leaves to receive large documents, architects drawings or reference books, this is useful in a library or as a very elegant centre table, but also would be a very practical dining table to which will seat six when extended, this table is exceptionally well made with precision dovetails, excellent joints, a drawer as well as extending mechanism, the whole piece made of the most wonderful dense grained cuban mahogany, English circa 1830 £4,800
03 10 08
It is 29.5" tall and the size of the top is as follows
45" by 27" when down, each leaf is 18" to make it 45" by 45" with one leaf or
45" by 63" with both leaves
Extending dining table
Good solid antique extending dining table. This table is made of very dense grained cuban mahogany which has a good interesting grain pattern. The mechanism of the table is so strong that it only needs four legs to support it. That means that none of the guests has a table leg to bash into during dinner. It is pictured here just as it came to us before restoration. It will be restored in our own workshops using traditional materials and techniques.
English circa 1835 £9,500.
09 12 08
125" long max
59½" long min
28 1/2" high
Regency mahogany antique dining table
Wonderful quality Regency mahogany antique dining table in good condition, this table has the very rare concertina mechanism which allows it to be stored as a side table if required, it also means ease of access from room to room, the ultimate versatile dining table it can be virtually any length from 47" long to 140" long, English circa 1810 £19,500
12 11 08
47" long min
140" long max
52 1/2" wide
The leaves are 21½", 23½", 24" and 24"
Regency period antique dining table
Wonderful Regency period antique dining table made of really fine figured mahogany standing on elegant slender turned and tapering legs, has original top as pictured and can take another leaf to extend to 12 feet long and 5 feet wide
English circa 1825 £12,500
Regency mahogany antique dining table
Excellent quality Regency mahogany antique dining table in the manner of Gillow of Lancaster, this table is made of very well figured dense grained mahogany and has a precision made hard wood bearer system, it extends with legs at the corners, the centre legs are deep under the table for maximum knee room, the whole design being much more generous of design and of a quality that far exceeds the norm for this sort of table. A very versatile table with easy to adjust flexible sizes and very strong too.
English circa 1820 £14,500
05 12 05
52" wide x 58" long without leaves
10'7" or 127" long extended
Regency mahogany antique dining table
Very fine extending Regency mahogany antique dining table standing on slender turned and tapered legs, this table is very versatile, as well as telescopic mechanism which allows it to accommodate dinners at smaller than its maximum, the mechanism also unbolts so the table can be stored as two console tables against a wall.
English circa 1820 £42,000
This table came from Sugwas Court in Herefordshire, the contents of which were from several other houses and a castle and represents the collection of three families - the Morgans, the Bevans and Mumfords. The site of an episcopal palace, Sugwas Court was a property of the see of Hereford since before Doomsday. Sold by the Bishop in the late 18th century, the present red brick house of the 1790s was build over the original stone vaulted basement and parts of the chapel. A Norman arch is still visible at the rear of the house. Owned by the Jones and Ingham familes in the 19th and early 20th centuries, in 1929 it was leased by Captain Walter Mumford of the Welsh Guards and his young wife Sibell (nee Morgan) to bring up their twin daughters. It is the survivor of these twins who ordered the sale of this table in 2007. Since then the table has been in the ownership of a gentleman who collected Gillow furniture and who was convinced that this table was the work of that firm.
Regency mahogany antique dining table by Gillow of Lancaster
Extremely fine Regency mahogany antique dining table made by Gillow of Lancaster, the foremost cabinet maker in the Britain in the 18th and 19 centuries, this table has all of the Gillow hallmarks that make it among the very best dining tables possible such as the classic Gillow leg, the use of wonderful finely figured Cuban mahogany for the top, the mahogany mechanism, precision dovetail construction, and the legs which are thoughtfully tucked very far under the table out of the way. English circa 1820
George III mahogany Sunderland antique dining table
Lovely quality and unusual George III period mahogany Sunderland antique dining table with rare early concertina "scissors action" mechanism which folds down to a Pembroke table, bearing the name "Baldwin" on the hinges, this table has the original leaves, the whole top made of wonderful fine figured dense grained mahogany with ebony stringing to the base and frieze. All in all a charming and very versatile dining table. English circa 1800 £5,500
Length 71.5" max, 57.5" one leaf, 43.5" without leaves, 23" long folded
Width 48" Height 28.5"
Regency mahogany extending antique dining table
Regency mahogany extending antique dining table, this one is probably a campaign table, English circa 1815 £9,500