Antique and vintage oak extendable dining tables
Antique and vintage oak extendable dining tables are collectible items of furniture. Many of the finest examples come from Victorian times, with British and Irish makers particularly sought after.
According to the 1930 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act’s definition of “antique”, antique pieces were made more than 100 years ago. Vintage pieces were produced within the past 100 years and can include items made in the 1980s.
A range of different designs can provide oak tables with their extendable capabilities, including drop downs, butterfly, winding and telescopic.
Oak is one of the most sought after forms of wood among collectors, as it is known for its beauty, strength and ability to withstand insect and fungal attacks.
Notable sales of extendable dining tables
An Irish brown oak extending dining table, made in around 1850, made £54,500 at Christie’s London in 2008, above its £40,000 high-end estimate.
A regency Oak extending dining table, made in Exeter, UK by Samuel Soper in 1814, sold for £14,340 at Christie’s in 2004.
A Victorian pollard oak extending dining table made £5,980 at Christie’s in 1999.