A late Regency or Early Victorian Officers Campaign Dining Table
A very rare late Regency or early Victorian Officer’s campaign dining table made from solid African mahogany opening to fifteen feet when fully extended and five feet wide.
Cleverly constructed with five detachable leaves which extend the table from five feet to fifteen feet in increments of two feet. Designed so that the leaves can be inserted individually in order that the table is flexible enough to be configured to seat comfortably between six and eighteen people.
The cannon barrel legs terminate in brass casters for ease of movement and at the tops have huge metal screw threads which insert in to corresponding sockets on the underside of the table so that when transported the table is able to be broken down into manageable pieces.
Tables of this magnitude are very rare to find and carry a high premium for their obvious connection to the military. As you would expect the table does shows signs of use with indentations and other character marks that authenticate the use of this table on campaign or in an officer’s regimental mess.
Campaign furniture was designed to be taken on campaign and inevitably suffered from the rigours of being transported by wagon from one encampment to another. Several of the leaves are very slightly warped as you would expect for such large sections of mahogany.
A truly wonderful table, the like of which I have not seen come to market in nearly twenty years.