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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CUMBERLAND ACTION DINING TABLE
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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CUMBERLAND ACTION DINING TABLE

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CUMBERLAND ACTION DINING TABLE
The removable rounded rectangular twin-flap top above four ring turned gateleg action columnar supports, on reeded downswept legs and brass caps and castors
146 cm (57 1/2 in.) wide (extended); 70 cm (27 1/2 in.) high; 130 cm (51 1/4 in.) deep
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Lot Essay

By tradition, the first Cumberland action dining table was made for Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, fourth son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and brother of George III. He was a patron of John Linnell in the mid 1770s, so it is possible that he was the first recipient of a sophisticated design which is the development of the double gate-leg table, adapted so that the legs spread the weight without obstructing people sitting at it
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