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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 736

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING-TABLE

    CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING-TABLE
    CIRCA 1800
    The rounded rectangular top with reeded edge above a solid frieze, on square end-pedestals with downswept reeded legs with brass caps and castors, with three associated leaves
    28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high; 12 ft. 7¼ in. (384 cm.) long; 52¾ in. (134 cm.) wide
    Each leaf: 20¼ in. (51 cm.) wide


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    Such unusual extending dining-table mechanisms seem to have been a speciality of Thomas and William Wilkinson, who during the early 19th century came to specialise in patent tables (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, London, 1996, pp. 55, 473). A related table of unusual form with swing-out legs and sofa table-type central support was sold anonymously [formerly in the collection of Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974)], in these Rooms, 22 April 2004, lot 105. The latter table was attributed to B. P. Titter, on account of its similarity to a table labelled 'B. P. Titter ... Norwich'. Another unusual mahogany dining-table formed of joined sofa tables is at Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 15 November 1996, lot 76.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN