Cuban Flame Mahogany Extension Dining Table
A mid-19th century, English made, square ended, thumb nail edged, Cuban Flame Mahogany extension dining table after a design from W. Smee & Sons pattern books dating to post 1860.Of good size fully extended 121 cm wide x 241cm long x 76 cm high with two drop in leaves of about 45 cm offering variations of 150, 195 & 240 cm. Extending by single rod winding via a Samuel Hawkins patent of June 6th 1861 screw expander mechanism. The whole on four, gracefully substantial, ring turned and reeded baluster legs over original, brass and brown porcelain castors.
It will comfortably seat eight to ten persons and even twelve might not be too crowded.
Solid, flame mahogany of beautiful grain, figure and lustre in marvellous original condition – unrestored – only gently cleaned and given a lick of wax.
Tables of this quality and condition do not appear in the market often as the majority are of lesser make and many have been unsympathetically restored in the C20th.