Description & Technical information

A George III quilted mahogany six pillar dining table. Six pillar dining tables are exceptionally rare. The quilted mahogany veneer is also highly unusual. Most dining tables of this form are of solid wood without decorative exotic veneers. The table has never been reduced in width, and retains the original castor boxes. It has at some stage been fractionally reduced in length. It will seat 24 people without leaves, and a further 10 by adding leaves if required. The wheels and forks are faithful restorations.

Length (without leaves): 20 ft 9 in: 632.5 cm
Length (with leaves): 29 ft 1 in; 886.5 cm
Height: 2 ft 4 ½ in; 72.5 cm
Width: 4 ft 11 ¼ in; 150.5 cm


Date:  circa 1780
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 886.5 x 72.5 x 150.5 cm (349 x 28¹/₂ x 59¹/₄ inches)
Provenance: Crosby Hall, Lancashire, England, until May 1954.
Private collection, St Helens, Merseyside, England.
Categories: Furniture