7 May 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 6,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY WINE TABLE
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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