Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this absolutely stunning James Phillips & Son’s LTD Bristol solid Mahogany extending dining table with oversized hand carved claw and ball feet
There are multiple high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page
A very good looking well made and substantial piece in perfect antique condition throughout. The claw and ball legs are oversized and have the original castors, the reason for the castors is when you fit the manual wind leaver and unwind the table so you can fit the additional leaf the table simply glides along the floor
We have cleaned waxed and polished the table from top to bottom, its in fine antique condition throughout
Width:- 189cm middle leaf 46cm so without the leaf the table is 143cm wide
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask
HISTORY OF THE MANUFACTURER
The growth of James Phillips and Sons Ltd., the house furnishers, of Union Street, Bristol, can be traced through five generations of the family. Indeed, the House of Phillips, as it is popularly known, is one of the oldest furnishing businesses in the city a business which has grown from the humble beginning of a one-man shop. It was founded by Mr. John Phillips, a man of limited means, the great-great-grandfather of the present managing director, Mr. Jack Phillips, who has been with the firm for 31 years.
The date of the foundation of the company is not, as a matter of fact, known to within a year or so, although it is known that John Phillips spent most of his life at sea in the stirring days of the Napoleonic wars. With his voyages abroad he collected clocks and other readily portable objects for disposal back home in England.
When John Phillips finally left the sea and returned he took for a living a trade he had served a roving apprenticeship and set up shop, it is believed, in West Street, St. Philips, round the turn of the century.
It was from such adventurous foundations that he was able to build a solid, though at first modest, business, which he saw gradually expand. After his death, his son, Edward Phillips, helped the business to thrive into what was for those days quite an important establishment with two shops in the Broadmead of the 1800’s.
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Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouse’s, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text
We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £10 a week storage fee will apply for the first two weeks
Please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks, if after three months your item isn’t collected you will forfeit your payment and the item will be placed for sale again
Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition
Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade