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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    A WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY WINE TABLE

    CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY WINE TABLE
    CIRCA 1830
    With gate-leg action and folding leaves, previously with screw-on gallery, with copper patent castors
    30½ in. (71.5 cm.) high; 70¼ in. (178.4 cm.) wide; 22 in. (55.8 cm.) deep; 99¼ in. (253.4 cm.) when fully extended


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    The extending fireside dining-table, popularly called a 'Gentleman'’s Social Table'’ since its introduction in the 1797 London Prices of Cabinet Work, was noted in J.C. Loudon's Encyclopaedia (1833) as being 'chiefly used by gentlemen after the ladies have retired to the drawing-room. This table is then placed in front of the fire...'

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    Literature

    1851 Inventory, Dessert Room, 'HorseShoe table - £1.15.0'