6 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 54,500
Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000
AN IRISH BROWN OAK EXTENDING DINING-TABLE
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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By repute Ballynegall House, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland.