Incredibly carved round mahogany dining table opening to 16.5 feet. This has to be one of the best Victorian figural tables we have owned. The maker is most likely R.J. Horner of NYC. The photos do not do justice to the depth and quality of carvings. The 60” round table top has an intricately carved edge and skirt. Look closely at the skirt. Every inch of it is carved with scrolling leaves and faces. There are 3 original leaves, each measuring 16.5” wide. With all leaves in place, the table measures 5’ X 9’. Additional leaves can be made to accommodate its entire 16.5’ length. Another option is to use plywood and cover the table with a tablecloth during those few times you have it fully expanded. The table slides open and closes smoothly when accommodating extra leaves. The base splits apart in 2 pieces exposing a hidden turned center leg. This extra leg and separated pedestal provides the necessary support when the table is expanded. Like the table skirt or apron, the base is also heavily, heavily carved throughout. Look closely and you will see deeply carved faces at the top of the pedestal. There are finely carved acanthus leaves throughout the pedestal. The 4 large, boldly carved lion heads are extremely detailed displaying piercing eyes and snarling mouths. Notice the fur looking carving on the legs and the boldly carved paw feet. The table finish is in excellent condition. What a dramatic statement this would make in any home. 30"h X 60"-198"w X 60"d, Condition: Excellent, Circa: 1870's.