Solid mahogany chippendale style dining table. Hastings brand from 1890. Hastings built some of the finest tables and certainly used the best table locking system. The locking system will lock the two halves of the table together regardless of the number of leaves inserted.
The paw or claw feet are well executed with a graceful curve as would be expected on such a fine table. The kindly shaped pedestal compliments the grace of the whole. The edge of the top has gadrooning around the perimeter. The leaves are not skirted or gadrooned but they are the original 5 leaves.
When two leaves are inserted the pedestal stays together. If more are inserted the pedestal unlocks and separates for better support.
Table is 54 inches in diameter and comes with 5 original leaves. Total length with the leaves is 8.5 feet long. Table comes with pads for the top and two of the leaves. The pads are in good condition but are not new.
The chairs are not part of the table. We have or will have sets of chairs that are appropriate for this table.
We intend to restore this table to reveal the spectacular bees wing mahogany grain in the top. I will restore the table at the price listed but cannot sell it unrestored. Restored the table will have the look of RK304 although a shade or two darker.
Truly, I pay a lot to get such fine tables.