Friday, March 22, 2019
Whether for the dining room or an open plan kitchen the wind out extendable tables
make the best addition to spaces where added flexibility to seat from 6 to up to 24 people around the same table are required and perhaps the need to compact a table for everyday use but extend for dinner parties, Birthdays, Christmas, etc.. A professionally restored antique table also has a historic charm as opposed a modern factory produced example as the cost of properly seasoned English oak means that most tables made today are veneered chipboard or from block construction.
Until 1880 most wind out tables were constructed from mahoganies imported from the Colonies and as these were lost from the Empire the British reverted to its English oak for construction, The tops of highly figured quarter sawn medullary ray boards, runner sytems of very heavy guage and typically a turned leg with some carving, fluting or reeding. At this time all were bespoke commisions, so although of simllar formats, each is unique in some detail.
If you looking for antique wind out tables for sale in the UK then no better place than a visit to Elisabeth James Antiques where you will not only find over 100 extending windout tables in stock but also a team of 11 highly skilled restorers who can take these fabulous original examples to exactly the finish you require for your setting. We include bespoke hand finishing within our prices and with an array of hand finishes we can achieve anything form a faded, bleached and distress matt or wax patinated, through to luxurious deep heat resitant French polish in any shade you require. We can match your chairs, flooring or any cabinet furniture in the room - in short anything possible once our team of cabinet makers have conducted a thorough restoration of runner sytems, leaf jointing and raise table height so you can get your knees under if you are very tall.
We have a couple of videos on our website where you can see the restoration process