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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 158

    AN IRISH BROWN OAK EXTENDING DINING-TABLE

    CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    AN IRISH BROWN OAK EXTENDING DINING-TABLE
    CIRCA 1850
    Of large size, comprising two D-ends above a long extending mechanism, on lotus-lappeted turned legs joined by cross stretchers, with recessed castors
    30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 96 in. (244 cm.) diameter, unextended
    143 in. (363 cm.) long when the mechanism is fully extended


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    Ballynegall House in County Westmeath was built for James Gibbons in 1808 and designed by Francis Johnston. The contents were removed in 1981 and the house is now in ruins (The Knight of Glin, David Griffin & Nicholas Robinson, Vanishing Country Houses of Ireland, Dublin, 1988, p. 141).

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    Provenance

    By repute Ballynegall House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.