Seller: regentantiquesuk (2,798) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372478017070 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique Victorian Circular Extending Dining Table & 14 chairs 19th C This is a magnificent antique Victorian dining set comprising a solid mahogany dining table and a set of fourteen dining chairs, all Circa 1870 in date. This beautiful table is circular in shape when all the leaves are removed, is made from superb flame mahogany and has five leaves of approximately 55 cm each, which can be added or removed as required to suit the occasion by a special winding mechanism. It stands on five elegantly carved and reeded legs that terminate in their original elegant brass and brown porcelain castors. The superb and rare set of fourteen antique Victorian mahogany dining chairs have upholstered padded backs, stuff over seats and they are raised on elegant turned forelegs that terminate in brass and porcelain castors with sabre rear legs. They have been reupholstered in a sumptuous Cardinal Red damask with expertly double piped borders. It is a very impressive set which is sure to contribute to successful dinner parties. Condition: In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and the chairs reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation. Dimensions in cm: Height 76.5 x Width 428 x Depth 145 - table Height 76.5 x Width 145 x Depth 145 - With all 5 leaves removed Height 89 x Width 55 x Depth 48 - armchair Height 89 x Width 51 x Depth 44 - chairsDimensions in inches: Height 30.1 x Width 168.5 x Depth 57.1 - table Height 30.1 x Width 57.1 x Depth 57.1 - With all 5 leaves removed Height 35.0 x Width 21.7 x Depth 18.9 - armchair Height 35.0 x Width 20.1 x Depth 17.3 - chairs 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: 09045a Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. Payment Pay with your credit card through PayPal. Please make all cheques payable to "Regent Antiques." Bank details: Regent Antiques - BBVA - Account: 05701615 - Sort: 23-59-11 Shipping and returns We ship worldwide. Postage and packing for: Mainland UK: £75.00 European Union: Postage and packing charges upon request North America: Postage and packing charges upon request (Please note that this is in Pounds Sterling, not US Dollars) Rest of world: Postage and packing charges upon request If you require shipping to a location for which a shipping charge is not provided, please ask for a quote prior to bidding. Williams and Hill Forwarding is our preferred shipping agent for our valuable and fragile furniture items delivered within the UK. After you purchase, we will make all the arrangements to get your item to your door. Stephen Morris Shipping is our preferred specialist for delivery outside of the UK. Increased shipping costs incurred when purchasing additional items are generally quite low. For the best value, we recommend offsetting this cost by purchasing multiple items. We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply. In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item. The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition. Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses. Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.