At Canonbury Antiques we carry a large range of extending Victorian dining tables. These large dining tables are perfect for hosting bigger dinner parties and large functions as they can extend to accomodate more guests when the occasion arises.
They work of the leaf system - smaller sections of wood (normally 24 inches wide) - can be slotted into the table as it expands. Some of the bigger extending Victorian dining tables can have 2-3 extra leaves so you make the table bigger by six feet (182CM) if required.
Frequently the extending Victorian dining tables will work off a system where you extend the table via a wind up mechanism, normally a handle at one end which you turn and the table expands. As it gets bigger you can drop the extra leaves in - or take them out when you don't need to use them, for everday use for example. It really is the ideal set up for home dining.
( Large range of extending Victorian dining tables )
Of course, if you are looking for matching chairs for your large extending Victorian dining table then you've found the right people. We specialise in supplying large dining sets with complete chairs. Some of our most popular dining chairs include Chippendale, Victorian balloon back, Regency, William IV, Queen Anne etc in both walnut and mahogany and will make a perfect match to your extending Victorian dining table. Many of these pieces are on display in the Canonbury Antiques North London showroom, nothing beats trying them out for size and comfort ahead of getting them into your home. On certain jobs we can offer a 'try before you buy' service where we can turn up at your house with the table and chairs and you try it out in the comfort of your own home.
Classically, these extending Victorian dining tables come in mahogany with D shaped ends and very bulbous hand turned chunky legs. It's definitely a chunkier, more solid look than their Regency cousins. Regency dining tables are less heavy and work of a pedestal system - they also work of an extending leaf system. Again we can offer various chair and table combinations so come and see us to try them out. Please call or email ahead of your visit as some of our goods are in storage - we just don't have the size to store everything on site.
We can also ship these extending Victorian dining tables to anywhere in the world so please get in touch for a shipping quote. If you cannot find the right piece of table on the website let us know and we will do our best to source it for you. We also offer discounts for interior designers so please get in touch and let us know what you are looking for. Alongside this we also specialise in art deco furniture, bronzes, porcelain, architectural antiques, continental antiques and all things interiors. We've been in business since the 1960s and our current showroom in Hertfordshire is just 25 minutes north of London.
Another popular type of extending dining table is the Jupes table which extends outwards via a system of concentric leaves. Again, the perfect piece for larger dinner parties and family gatherings such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. For interior designers looking for that perfect extending Victorian dining table, our North London antiques showroom is conveniently located in the Hertfordshire countryside - just 25 minutes north of London. We used to have showrooms in London but around fifteen years ago we took the decision to move out of central London so we could have more space and of course most of the business had by then moved online. The nearest main town is Potters Bar and you can take a train here from Kings Cross in 18 minutes on a fast one - the showroom is only 8 minutes away from the station by car. You can either take a cab or if you ask nicely we may be able pick you up!
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