You are viewing a stunning English Victorian style 14 foot dining table and a matching set of 8 Gothic Chippendale chairs in mahogany. I hope the photos does this stunning set some justice – it really is better in the flesh. Eating together whether with family or friends is probably the most important thing we can do – so why not do it in total style and quality with a set that will last for generations? We appreciate it\’s quite an initial outlay but this will last for centuries hence making it a great investment and family heirloom. It was hand made here in England to centuries old traditions and the quality is out of this world.
The table is a Victorian extending diner that works by a winding mechanism at one end (please see close up photo). The table has four leaves each measuring 18 inches so there are numerous different combinations with this table. A leaf is an extra section of the table you can drop in. There are two D ends at either end of the table each measuring 4 feet. You could have just the two D ends together and the table would be round. Fully extended it is 14 feet long – and this would sit 12 people more than comfortably, perfect for large scale dinner parties and functions.
The hand turned bulbous chunky balloon shaped legs are on castors so this table is easy to move around. There is even a leg under the middle of the table which makes it easy when you use the winding mechanism. The finish to the table is gorgeous, deep luxurious mahogany. The table is solid and sturdy, wobble free and comfortable to sit at.
Then of course we have the matching set of eight Gothic Chippendale style chairs in mahogany. As is normal the set consists of two arm chairs and six side chairs. What can you say about the trusty Chippendale chair – they\’re a design classic. In 1754 the Englishman Thomas Chippendale published The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker\’s Director by subscription. This was a book of engraved designs for a wide variety of household furniture in the fashionable styles of the time, including the Rococo, Chinese, and Gothic tastes. Chippedale chairs such as these were perhaps the most popular design used in the book.
Typical Chippendale motifs include the ball and claw feet, the cabriole legs with carved motifs and the elegant backsplat with more hand carved interlaced designs and Gothic references. The seats have just been reupholstered and are hence free from any previous owners smells such as smoke and pets. These chairs are so comfortable to sit in. Solid and wobble free, the joints are very tight. They match the table perfectly and this is a dining set fit for a king and a Queen.
We bought this set from a dealer in Sheringham and we will ship it to anywhere in the world. It can be viewed in our Hertfordshire warehouse.
It is ready for home use right away – act fast, this unique set won\’t be hanging around for long. If you want other dining chairs to match this table we have them – Queen Anne, George III, Trafalgar, Regency other styles of Chippendale – so please ask.