This very special rare and authentic Grand Antique Victorian 1831-1901 table is of the very highest quality from the materials used & by the way its been hand constructed by highly skilled English Cabinet makers.
Its in the classic, elegant Regency style & comes with five turned attractive legs & a rounded ending top, & each turned leg ending in lovely brass castors.
It comes with two extra leafs and will be in a wonderful showroom freshly professionally hand French polished condition.
It has been French polished in the traditional natural warm mahogany colour to show off the beautiful movement mahogany & now has once again that deep lustrous shine & gleam to it that still only hand French polishing can achieve using the very finest modern table top French Polishes & materials to obtain the stunning finish we desire, which also now give quite a hard & heat resistant finish compared to the old French Polishes of the past.
This table has been finely constructed by English cabinet makers using all there skills to great effect with two extra leafs.
This very attractive table will very comfortably seat up to 12 people & would make a stunning new addition.
Beautiful dining chair sets are available from us that would suit this magnificent table perfectly, to which you can have your own choice of fabric fitted by our highly skilled professional upholsterer and taking advantage of our exclusive trade fabric account with famous Designer fabrics.
THE DIMENSIONS .
Width: 1670, 64.8 inches, 164 cm, 5.4ft
Length: max: 2860, 111.6 inches, 283 cm, 9.3ft
2 x leaf each leaf 1670 x 590
Height:, 28.5 inches, 72.5 cm
Once upon a time there was a magnificent wood that possessed splendid physical characteristics. It was in such demand by the wealthy that bold adventurers relentlessly scoured the remotest jungles of the Caribbean searching for it. In fact, this beautiful wood was so coveted that it was harvested to the point of commercial extinction.
That wood is Cuban Mahogany, the once and future king of all the cabinetwoods. While there are a plethora of woods that go by the trade name mahogany, Cuban Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), Honduran Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) and the commercially unimportant Mexican Mahogany (Swietenia humilis) are the only true members of the mahogany genus.
Cuban Mahogany is a wood apart from all others. It is substantially denser and stronger than its closest analog, Honduran Mahogany. It resists rot well and is renowned for its superb dimensional stability. Cuban Mahogany is a fine tonewood, widely sought after for use in expensive musical instruments. It works easily with both hand tools and power tools and also finishes exceptionally well.
The wood’s subtly figured grain and rich, deep reddish-brown tone combine to give it unparalleled beauty. It was, in times past, available in huge boards up to several feet wide, giving high-end woodworkers tremendous artistic flexibility. In short, Cuban Mahogany is, or at least used to be, the ideal wood for fine furniture and cabinet-making.
Cuban Mahogany timber was first exploited for shipbuilding by Spanish explorers shortly after their arrival in the New World. But it wasn’t until the 18th century that it became indispensable to the English and French furniture trades. The finest antique furniture styles – Chippendale, Federal, Sheraton and Empire – all heavily relied on Cuban Mahogany as a primary material.
For the next two centuries the noble specie was cut down in massive quantities for export wherever it was found. To make matters worse, it was also employed for mundane purposes on its native islands such as railroad ties, fence posts and even firewood.
When the end came for the king of woods, it did so suddenly. As late as the 1920s it was still possible to purchase sizable volumes of large, old growth Cuban Mahogany logs. A mere decade later it was not possible.
The tree was not harvested to actual extinction, but merely to commercial extinction, as if it made much difference. In reality, the jungles of the Caribbean had been systematically purged of any large Cuban Mahogany trees. Any specimens lucky enough to escape the almost total extermination were immature, misshapen or otherwise unfit to be converted to lumber.
The ghosts of Cuban Mahogany’s alluring curse still haunt us today. For example, another coveted tropical hardwood, Brazilian Rosewood, has met a very similar fate to its Cuban cousin.
And Honduran Mahogany, the wood that replaced Cuban Mahogany in the fine timber trade due to its similar properties, hasn’t even lasted another 100 years in widespread commercial availability. Most Honduran Mahogany on the market today is either harvested illegally or cut from dedicated plantations in Central America or Southeast Asia.
Cuban Mahogany, on the other hand, can only be sourced sporadically in small amounts from damaged tree salvage or antique furniture that has been broken up for scrap. Cuban Mahogany, the king of woods, is dead; long live the king.
WE HAVE MANY OTHER GRAND DINING TABLES IN STOCK, WHICH ARE NOT CURRENTLY ADVERTISED IN MANY VARIOUS DIFFERENT SIZES, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR YOUR IDEAL SIZE AND STYLE!
This beautiful table is for sale at incredible bargain price with the French polishing alone it will have done on it worth in excess of £1000.
It is now the fully finished article and would grace any home, shop, business or showroom.
PLEASE ALSO DO INQUIRE IF YOU HAVE ANY FRENCH POLISHING OR RESTORATION REQUIREMENTS HAS WE DO OFFER A COLLECTION & DELIVERY SERVICE.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions on 07966366338
You are most welcome to view this fine piece in person, from prior arrangement.
We offer delivery to most parts of the UK from are friendly, professional, insured, safe & reliable couriers we use regularly for only £75
We can also ship worldwide at additional costs.Although are prices we feel are very fair and competitive for such high quality Antique furniture. Reasonable offers are considered!
PAYMENT: We accept all major credit cards has payment, the preferred payment method is by Bank transfer or cash on collection though please.
Although Cheque which must off cleared first, & Paypal are accepted.