A Victorian gateleg table, it is notable for its long side flaps, sometimes reaching almost to the floor, with a very narrow central section, rarely more than 15cm wide, which account for their present popularity. Usually veneered in a fancy timber such as burr walnut, figured walnut or rosewood. Apparently named after the Duchess of Sutherland, a Mistress of the Robes to Queen Victoria.
A Victorian burr walnut Sutherland table, the rectangular gateleg table with a burr walnut veneer top, with fluted tapering end supports, united by a conforming stretcher on splayed scroll legs. 64 cm high, 68 cm wide open, 51 cm deep.
A Victorian amboyna and kingwood Sutherland table, circa 1860s, a particularly refined rectangular gateleg table of typical form, the top with cross banding and a continuous ribbon of decorative parquetry, above fluted tapering legs with applied metal bead
An English mahogany Sutherland table, late 19th century, of typical gateleg drop leaf form with turned side supports United by a conforming stretcher and upon splayed bases with scroll feet and casters. Height 71 cm. Width 102 cm. Depth 98 cm
A Victorian burr walnut Sutherland table, circa 1880, the shaped oval top with bull nose edge and drop leaves supported by folding legs with quarter panel veneer on two carved baluster columns separated by a carved stretcher on carved cabriole legs. Height
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