Victorian Dining Tables

Victorian Mahogany Dining Table Diners Tables Furniture

Victorian Mahogany Dining Table Diners Tables Furniture

Prior to the Victorian times it was the custom to have several smaller tables in the home. As industrialisation increased both affluence (amongst some) and leisure time, the custom of eating together as a family around a dining table became more popular. This lead to the development of the extending Victorian dining table.
These tables worked on a leaf system – a leaf is a section of wood that can be added to a table as situation requires. The table would expand, sometimes by using a wind up mechanism that required the turning of a handle at one end of the table. At either end of the table the two E Ends enclosed the leaves. Some tables have 4-6 leaves – the average size of a leaf is 24 inches.
Victorian dining tables were commonly crafted from mahogany.  A typical motif of the Victorian dining table is the bulbous hand turned leg. The tables are normally on castors so can be moved around tables. Original period Victorian tables are sought after and command good prices. Good quality reproduction tables are also popular – they last for generations hence making them a great heirloom. Chippendale, Regency, Prince of Wales, Gothic, Sheraton and Queen Anne chairs look great around the table.
9 ft English Victorian Mahogany Dining Table

9 ft English Victorian Mahogany Dining Table

– Absolutely stunning English Victorian style dining table in mahogany
– This one’s extra large – 14 foot when extended – seats 10-12 comfortably
– Perfect for upscale dinner parties – or as a board room table
– Viewings possible in our Hertfordshire warehouse – please contact
– The table has four leaves each measuring 18 inches each so endless size combinations

 

12 FOOT ENGLISH VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DINING TABLE

12 FOOT ENGLISH VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DINING TABLE

You are viewing an auction for a gorgeous Victorian style mahogany dining table that stands in at an impressive 12 feet when fully extended. This is a sumptuous dining set fit for a king and I hope the photos do this amazing piece some justice.

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Getting family and friends together at the dinner table has to be one of life’s most cherished moments, so why not do it in total style and comfort? We appreciate it’s quite an initial investment for the table but this work of art will last for generations hence making it a great heirloom and investment. This table has been hand crafted here in England – it is the highest quality and I hope the photos illustrate this.