Victorian table made new

Victorian table made new

Tasked with another restoration job, this time Peter Bishop gets hands-on with a lovely wind-out mahogany extender

Now that I’ve retired (!!), I can pick and choose which jobs I take on in the workshop. There are some that I’d do anyway, like this project, which was an extending dining room table in need of some TLC. Belonging to some very good friends of ours, for a number of years it’s been on the agenda for attention. Not particularly in fashion these days, that’s unless you have a big room to take it, these wind-out tables are extremely well made and use good materials. I’d date this one to sometime in the latter Victorian era because it uses single width pieces of mahogany for the top. The style and original construction materials date from around this period as well. You’d pick up something similar, at auction, for a couple of hundred quid or so. They’re worth this for the pieces of mahogany alone!


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