Mahogany Tables Still Work in a Modern Decor

Your classic mahogany dining table, whether it be Regency or Sheraton style, is out of fashion… just now. There was a time 15-20 years ago when these superbly crafted tables, many with intricate banded inlay around the edge or beautifully swirled inlay patterns in the wood, sold for $1000.00 or upwards a foot. That is a ten foot mahogany table sells for a minimum of $10,000, a twelve foot started at $12,000 and so on. Nowadays as mid century modern and just plain modern is the fashion, these wonderful old tables are a fantastic value at Kaminski Auctions.

Mahogany itself is a beautiful hardwood often used indoors and outside as well. It has amazing grain, gleaming color and adds warmth to any room it is used in. Its natural color deepens as it ages and brings richness to your decor. A saber legged mahogany table in any room, reads gracious dining takes place here.

Think out of the box and follow the trend of many well known decorators today that mix laid back with formal. In your new all white modern kitchen, use a classic formal mahogany dining table and the contrast of old and new makes the new “white kitchen” so much more interesting. For a more traditional look, pair it with a crystal chandelier or use a stark modern light fixture to really mix it up.

Paul Moon Design http://www.houzz.com/photos/157331/Dining-Room-traditional-dining-room-seattle
Winder Gibson Architects http://www.houzz.com/photos/157331/Dining-Room-traditional-dining-room-seattle

Adding white modern upholstered chairs to pair with the traditional dark wood tables creates some real glamor in the room!

William Hefner Architecture Interiors & Landscape http://www.houzz.com/photos/119584/William-Hefner-Architecture-Interiors—Landscape-traditional-dining-room-los-angeles

One of the best uses of these gorgeous mahogany tables is this… A good friend of mine had her dining room table mirrored by a professional. This is such an inspirational idea and I love how she has updated the piece to fit inside her room. It is a twist on the traditional. The mirror adds an element of interest to the space (not to mention an instant conversation starter), illuminating and opening up the room just as it would if it were hanging on the wall. Everything on the table from the floral centerpiece, to the stemware, to the china, is reflected in this beautiful mirrored surface, making it so much more dramatic.

Because mahogany tables are such a classic piece, they can be easily incorporated into your existing décor–dressed up or down as you see fit–and you have the exciting opportunity to get creative with how you incorporate them into your home. Kaminski Auctions will offer several mahogany tables at an on-site auction in Gloucester, Massachusetts, September 22nd. Here are some examples of tables we offered in our July onsite auction in Nahant:

Lot 8440
Lot 8464