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Table Gate-leg - Middle part of Banqueting table from

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Table Gate-leg - Middle part of Banqueting table from Rufford Abbey Rutland (The Dukines) - now in ruins- made from Spanish Mahogany - ( Spanish Mahogany forests finished in 1700-so it must be dated long before this. Dated previously by Josephine Grahame
Ballin who used at that time organise the Antique dealers fair in St Albans Brought to Australia 1964 family heritage.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks Nora it seems like my photo didn't attach apologies
It is the middle part of the banqueting table from Rufford Abbey , Rutland ( family heritage) ( The Dukines) now in ruin
It is Spanish mahogany- the Spanish Mahogany Forests finished in 1700 - so this predates this.
We brought the antiques over from UK prior to 1964- a friend of the family was head of the antique dealers fair in St Albans in UK= Josephine Grahame Ballin .We were advised by her that if it were to be sold it would be better to ship it to London or USA- very unsual having the similar patina in the wood with the table and the 6 cottage Hepplewhite chairs and the two carvers.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
To avoid confusion I did want you state the value in AUS $ I forget that USA has $ too
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the images.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ha ha giving you some curly questions .... Must be fascinating not knowing what might transpire in your "in" box !
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Yes it is :)
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Would it be possible for you to send more detailed images of just the table?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Done as gate-leg table not full extension
Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your efforts- (smile) it was a curly question!