A truly stunning quality and impressive mahogany late Victorian extending dining table by the renowned furniture makers Gillows of Lancaster. The table stands on six square tapering fluted and moulded legs with original Copes patented stamped castors. The table has walnut telescopic extending running rails which seats four extra leaves when open and works as smoothly as the day it was made.
The table top has a moulded edge and is fitted with 10 brass table leaf locking forks which can be stored in the table rails. The table has one original and three contemporary replacement leaves with the wood being of the same high quality.
When closed the table is six foot long, when fully extended the table is fourteen foot. Each additional leaf is 24 inches wide. When closed the table will seat six people and when extended will seat fourteen people comfortably.
The table is stamped under one of the end leaves:-
Gillows of Lancaster
One of the rails has the serial number stamped into it:-
L27196 - This is a date period between 1880 - 1890
The table is also stamped with the cabinet makers name:-
J R CLIFFTON
Height - 29 ½ inches
Width - 168 inches (fully extended)
Depth - 51 inches
Circa - 1880 - 1890