An extending French Pedestal Dining Table
A fine mid 19th century French Napoleon III period, extending oval top, solid oak dining table standing on a Classical plinth of four carved scroll-shaped feet. The timbers retaining the original, rich oak patina. Area of Paris, circa 1870.
This table has an extension mechanism allowing for several extension leaves to be fitted. Two pairs of drop-down turned legs assure the stability of the table when extended. The six extension leaves that it comes with have been left as in origin, ‘in the rough’. In typical French fashion, the assumption was made that if the table was to be extended for a dinner, a beautiful tablecloth would be used that would cover the entire table top and hide the leaves.
On request, our workshop can build replacement cherrywood extension leaves, and match these to the colour and finish of the ends.
Condition report: In excellent, unrestored condition.
Dimensions: Width 124, length closed 148 cm, extending to a max of 410 cm.