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AN IMPORTANT REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING TABLE, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

JAMB

AN IMPORTANT REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING TABLE, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS

AN IMPORTANT REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING TABLE, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 GBP

Lot sold:

126,000

GBP

JAMB


AN IMPORTANT REGENCY CARVED MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING TABLE, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS


made of four individual sections with three additional leaves (two 91.5cm. long, one 52cm. long), the frieze to each section which accommodates an additional leaf is extendable to form interlocking lopper supports, the moulded top on boldly carved lotus form legs terminating on over-scaled lion paw feet with concealed brass castors

74cm. high, 602.5cm. long (fully extended), 171.5cm. deep; 2ft. 5¼in., 19ft. 9¼in., 5ft. 7½in.


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This remarkable dining table is in good conserved condition and ready to use. The top has been re-polished and would benefit from a buff/wipe down to remove any excess wax. The colour of the tops are very consistent between the main sections and additional leaves although with some variation as visible in images online. The top has typical old marks, dents and scratches entirely consistent with age and use which, through sensitive restoration, do not detract although further attention may be required according to taste. There are some historic repairs to age splits to edges of some tops which have been secured with dovetails or metal brackets to the underside. Again, these restorations have been expertly carried out over the years and are commensurate with age of the mahogany. The boldly carved legs are in good order again with typical minor scuffs, and scratches consistent with age and generally localized to the feet. The case for the leaves is possibly original and looks as though it could accommodate a further small and large leaf indicating the table may have once add two more additional leaves. The table comes with twelve clips (some later replacements) to fasten the tops and three bolts (some bolts presumably now lacking) to secure the extending rails to each table. A rare and handsome dining table of considerable size and superior quality.


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This magnificent dining table, with its boldly carved zoomorphic monopodia legs, reveals the influence of the ancient world on early 19th century designers and furniture makers. The lotus form leg, terminating on over-scaled lion paw feet, derives from antique models popularised by Charles Tatham and Thomas Hope among others. Although the maker remains anonymous, the exceptional quality of the carving, engineering and timbers employed suggests it would have been supplied by one of the leading firm’s of its day of which Gillows are a potential candidate.