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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN EXTENDING DINING TABLE

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN EXTENDING DINING TABLE
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    The moulded top with three additional leaves on tapering turned and reeded legs with brass capped castors, the winding mechanism labelled 'JOSEPH FITTER/PATENT/BRITANNIA WORKS 210 CHEAPSIDE/BIRMINGHAM'
    29½ in. (74 cm.) high; 45½ in. (115 cm.) wide; 101 in. (256 cm.) long extended


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    Joseph Fitter (b.1842) traded as a Birmingham machinist and applied for a 'British pattern' for an extending dining-table in 1861. He is known to have been trading from 210 Cheapside in 1870. Samuel Hawkins had taken out a patent number 1430 for a table winding mechanism on 6 June 1861.

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