Regency Specialists in the Antiques Trade
circa 1810 - 1820
Late Georgian Regency period extending dining table after the designs of Wilkinson of London.
The figured mahogany dining table retains the original brass clips and the three solid mahogany leaves. The scissor action to the dining table means that the table can retract and expand depending on the number of diners. The table collapses down to one 'D' end section and three leaves. The beautiful figured top with a twin reeded edge above a mahogany veneered frieze. The table action is of high quality with the superstructure being made in solid maple and raised on crisply turned, reeded and tapered legs that terminate on capped gilt brass castors.
The table will seat 8 comfortably and 10 informally.
This type of patented extending dining table was first advertised in 1807 by the cabinet-making firm of Wilkinson & Sons of Brokers Row and later Ludgate Hill of London.
Although the table we have in stock is not stamped WILKINSON & WILKINSON OF LONDON it has a similar brass 'SCISSOR-ACTION' to the dining table.
Note: The brass mounted scissor action frame was a WILKINSON PATENT. This ingenious form of extension allows the table to be reduced as a small foldover side table when not in use. Other leading firms of the period also experimented with this form of action, most notably Gillows of Lancaster.
Height 71.00cm (27.95 inches)
Width 210.00cm (82.68 inches)
Depth 48.00cm (18.9 inches)
Stock No: 11441