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THATCHER, Margaret.

George IV mahogany dining table, with set of ten Regency mahogany chairs.

Stock Code: 148223
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Thatcher's dining table

Margaret Thatcher's dining table, acquired by her when furnishing the five-storey Chester Square house which she bought in 1991 following her leaving office as Prime Minister, and kept and used by her in the house until her death in 2013. It thereafter entered storage until acquisition by Peter Harrington directly from the Margaret Thatcher estate.

A sizeable investment for Thatcher for her post-Prime Ministerial life, both tables and chairs are original George IV/ regency artefacts, rather than modern reproductions. The table and chairs were at the centre of her dining room, and over the years hosted many a dinner for senior political figures, for her old allies, and for her admirers.

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Table: mahogany dining table, carved rectangular top on three pillars, each with vase shaped stem and tripod bases, hipped at the knee, circa 1825; 287 cm length x 114 cm width x 71 cm height.

Chairs: 10 chairs (of which 2 carver elbow chairs), gadrooned scrolled back, gadrooned scrolled back rail above shaped rail, centred by a tablet, on reeded sabre legs, circa 1820; 54 cm length x 47 cm width x 87 cm height.


Light restoration, general wear from use; in very good condition.


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Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

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