With Three Leaves, England, c1800


Fine George III Cuban Mahogany 2-Pedestal Dining Table, England, c1800, with three leaves, this showing with one leaf inserted


(Shown with a single leaf)


Of highly figured dense timbers, and retaining its original full width, top of rounded rectangular form raised on two wrythen- and ring-turned pedestal standards, each standard with four reeded downswept legs ending in the original brass caps and casters; with three leaves, one leaf possibly later but well matched in grain and weight;

additional rails support system for extended length use;

accompanied by a 1984 receipt from Michael Foster, London


Condition :  Good rich color and figuration; scratches, nicks and scuffs appropriate to age and usage;

one leaf with stable age crack; otherwise excellent



A note regarding Georgian pedestal dining tables :


The pedestal table followed the D-ended table (with multiple legs) about 1790, thereby ending the difficulty of seating around legs.  During the Regency period, the frieze was added around the edge, again impeding knee placement.  During the late Regency period, the knees became a bit overly prominent. As a "true Georgian table", this form with the clean edge and simple downswept legs had a very short period of manufacture. 
It's popularity is such that this form is much reproduced, much assembled,
and more often than not altered.  In addition many have been cut down from the original size,
either to fit smaller mid-20th century dining room -- or to eliminate edge damage.

This table has not suffered from any alteration of form.

One leaf is larger and likely later; however, the  timber and grain is very well matched, suggesting original.


We have been trying to purchase such a table (in this country) for 7 years.
I am told by those who have long specialized in Georgian tables
that perhaps as few as 10% of the period dining tables offered today
are without alterations, the most common being a change of pedestals



28" High x 66" Long (without leaves) x 53" Wide

Two leaves, 24"; one leaf, 27"
(extends to 141" Long)








Fine George III Cuban Mahogany 2-Pedestal Dining Table, shown with one leaf from on oblique angie


Note above the subtle subtle horizontal age "ripples" in the dense timbers that transform a piece of furniture into something almost "sculptural".


 Fine George III Cuban Mahogany 2-Pedestal Dining Table, Top, shown with one leaf


Fine George III Cuban Mahogany 2-Pedestal Dining Table, Wythren-turned Pedestal


Fine George III Cuban Mahogany 2-Pedestal Dining Table, pedestal detail


Fine George III Cuban Mahogany 2-Pedestal Dining Table, three leaves and two support rails


The two outer leaves with high figuration, the center leaf, likely replacement, (shown inserted in the table images above);

together with the pair of support rails


Fine George III Cuban Mahogany 2-Pedestal Dining Table, England, c1800, on original pedestal Table, shown with set of 6 Georgian Regency chairs


Shown above with a single leaf inserted; together with a set of 6 late Georgian dining chairs
consisting of two armchairs and four sidechairs, c1815-20, and bearing original surfaces 




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Set of 6 Late Georgian Inlaid Mahogany Dining Chairs
England, c1815-20







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 Fine George III Cuban Mahogany Two-Pedestal Dining Table, England c1800, with 3 leaves