Antique large 8' military campaign officer's mess table most probably from the Royal Flying Corps (forerunner to the RAF).
A lovely table dating from around 1910-1915.
Amazing veneered top depicting a wooden two blade propeller attached to a 9 cylinder radial or rotary engine. A LOT of work went into this!
Removable laminated mahogany legs with brass feet caps.
We have never seen anything like it, nor can we find any similar examples on the internet...this must be a complete one off!
This is a large quality piece, that is full of age, charm and character.
A beautiful table that is solid, strong and has no loose joints.
Would look amazing in the right location!
Overall maximum dimensions: 121cmW x 244cmL x 74cmH (55.5cmH knee hole).
Historic knocks, marks, cracks, scratches, wear, imperfections, repairs and alterations, as is always the way and to be expected with genuine antique furniture. Some scuffing/wear as you would expect from a campaign table (it has probably been to timbuktu and back several times). The softwood (so as not to be too heavy) planks that make up the top are exhibiting some curl and shrinkage, which has caused some cracking and undulation to the top veneer. The leg locking pins appear to be missing although the table is strong and solid without these.Would benefit form a toughened glass top (best purchased locally for around £300) if a flat surface is required for dining etc.
Stock No. 3866.
We have approached some museums as an attempt to find out more about the table and have received the following replies:
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