Victorian Dining Sets

At Canonbury Antiques we carry a large range of Victorian dining sets. Nothing surpasses that classic upscale English dining look than a large Victorian dining table complemented by a set of matching chairs. All these sets are sourced up and down the country and we can ship them to anywhere in the world.

The classic Victorian dining set will consist of a large extending table complemented by some matching chairs. The classic Victorian dining chair is of course the balloon back chair which goes really well with the chunky look of a table. The tables are chunky looking with the bulbous hand turned legs hence making them very solid and sturdy, comfortable to sit and eat at. Typically the Victorian dining table will extend working off a leaf system – you can extend the table by turning the handle at one end which will activate the mechanism to extend and you can put extra leaves into the table. Typically each leaf would measure 24 inches and there can be as many as two or three leaves. Hence, the table at its biggest configuration would be great for hosting a large dinner party. They also work sell in an executive boardroom context.

Lovely set in walnut with matching Chippendale chairs

Our most popular Victorian dining set would consist of the fourteen foot table (426 CM) which can seat 12 people more than comfortably. Of course, if you require we can source and make bigger tables – just let us know your requirements and we can custom make a table to whatever size you required. We have made bigger tables for large interior design projects and for clients with a large dinining room. On these custom order projects the tables are hand made here in England to centuries old traditions by skilled craftsmen, hence the tables will last for many generations hence making them a great investment.

Flame mahogany table with set of Hepplewhite chairs to match

The classic wood for a Victorian dining set would be mahogany. We also of course have some sets in walnut, indeed one of my favourite Victorian tables is our marquetry one with intricate marquetry inlay. Alongside the classic balloon back chair we also carry Chippendale chairs, Regency, Trafalgar and Queen Anne chairs, to name a few. You can try different chair combinations out for size to find the perfect set up to match your interior and look.

Classic set with Victorian balloon back chairs, the ultimate Victorian look

Many of these Victorian dining sets are available to view in our Canonbury Antiques Hertfordshire showroom so please get in touch for an appointment. Nothing beats trying them out for size and comforte. We also carry a range of Regency dining sets which are equally popular with a more refined classical design asethetic. Eating together, whether as a family or with dinner parties with friends, is one of the most rewarding activities so why not do it in total style with one of our classic dining sets. It really makes the occassion that more enjoyable when you are sat around a large Victorian dining table, talking, laughing, eating good food and forming good memories. Similarly these tables are really great for holiday dining experiences, particularly Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Classic Victorian Balloon Back chairs in mahogany

If you cannot find the right Victorian dining set on the website let us know and we will do our best to source it for you. We also offer discounts for interior designers so please get in touch and let us know what you are looking for. Alongside this we also specialise in art deco furniture, bronzes, porcelain, architectural antiques, continental antiques and all things interiors. We’ve been in business since the 1960s and our current showroom in Hertfordshire is just 25 minutes north of London.

William IV chairs around this table

Please enjoy some videos from the Canonbury Antiques YouTube channel, including a great guide to how the leaf system works:


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