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A REGENCY MAHOGANY CUMBERLAND-ACTION BREAKFAST-TABLE, the rounded rectangular twin-flap top on ring-turned supports and channelled downswept legs with brass paws

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A REGENCY MAHOGANY CUMBERLAND-ACTION BREAKFAST-TABLE, the rounded rectangular twin-flap top on ring-turned supports and channelled downswept legs with brass paws
53½in. (136cm.) wide, open; 28¼in. (71.5cm.) high; 45in. (114cm.) deep



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By tradition the first Cumberland-action dining-table was made for Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, 4th son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and brother of George III. He was a patron of John Linnell in the mid-1770's so it is possible that he was the first recipient of a sophisticated design which is a development of the double gateleg table, adapted so that the legs spread the weight without obstructing people sitting at it
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