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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING-TABLE

    BY MORGAN AND SANDERS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING-TABLE
    BY MORGAN AND SANDERS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The reeded rounded rectangular top above a plain frieze with reeded edge, on turned tapering reeded legs, on brass caps and castors, with shaped brass handles at each end, one with brassplate incised 'Patent Morgan & Sanders Inventors & Manufacturers 16 & 17 Catherine Street Strand London', with eight brass clips, the underside inscribed 'S (?)' in chalk, with three leaves
    30 in. (76.5 cm.) high; 165½ in. (13ft 9½ in.; 420.5 cm.) long extended; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) deep.
    Each leaf 29¼ in. (74 cm.) wide


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    The table typifies the ingenious and space-saving furniture produced by Morgan and Sanders of Catherine Street, Strand. In a broadsheet advertisement of c.1810, the inventors referred to their 'Imperial Dining Tables...to dine from 4 to 20 persons...the whole Table shuts up into the space of a Large Pembroke Table'. A similar smaller table with the same hinged mechanism is illustrated in C. Gilbert, The Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 345, fig. 666.

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    Provenance

    M.F. Phillips, Milford Lodge, Stafford.
    Sir E. Thompson, Gatacre Park, Shropshire.