14 May 2009
A MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING-TABLE
BY WARING & GILLOW, PARIS, CIRCA 1905
With two additional leaves, on a central stepped pedestal with bun feet, the D-ends with drop-down legs, with label 'WARING & GILLOW (PARIS) LTD, 62 AV. DES CHAMPS-ELYSÉES, 130 RUE DE LA BOÉTIE, PARIS, MADRID ET BRUXELLES', the mechanism stamped 'B.Z.S.G.D.G. A PARIS'
29¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high; 109½ in. (278 cm.) wide; 62½ in. (159 cm.) deep
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The Paris office of the British decorating firm of Waring & Gillow was established circa 1900. Amongst its earliest and most famous employees was Pierre Chareau, who exhibited projects under his own name there as early as 1907.
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