Stock Code: 2451
Description: A superb George III figured mahogany extending dining table, of flexible configuration constructed from fine well figured mahogany. The table features a large elongated supporting centre pedestal which is tucked well under and does not interfere with diners legs. In its smallest configuration the table can be used with the two ends and one leaf installed, when used like this it is 74” long and would comfortably seat 6 diners. A further 4 leaves can be added one at a time, as many as required, until the maximum length of 160” is reached, in this maximum configuration the table could comfortably sit 14 people.
The leaves are made out of solid pieces of figure mahogany, with a double moulded edge. The centre support is a large rectangular quad legged platform base with four turned tapering columns. The additional typical Gillows style tapering fluted legs can be screwed in for extra support when 2 or more leaves are installed on the table. The leaves and clips are stored in specially made boxes under the table top. A really fabulous quality table throughout.
Further Information: Gillows of Lancaster were one the most celebrated of all English furniture makers. They were established in the early 18th century, and pieces made by Gillows are very desirable and extremely sought after.
Minimum size with 1 leaf installed is 74"
Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. The table clips and mounts are replacements. Leaves apparently original.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1810
Provenance: Cleish Castle, Kinross-shire, Scotland.
Maker: Probably by Gillows of Lancaster
Dimensions: Height 28.50 inches (72.39cm) Width 160.00 inches (406.40cm) Depth 50.75 inches (128.90cm)