17 February 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,375
GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND SATINWOOD CROSSBANDED EXTENDING DINING TABLE
Late 19th century
With four additional leaves, each moulded D-end above a plain frieze on square tapering legs with brass caps and castors, the winding mechanism with applied label, Joseph Fitter. Patent. Britannia Works, Cheapside, Birmingham.
30 in. (76 cm. ) high; 54½ in. (138 cm.) diameter unextended, 142 in. (360 cm.) long extended; 53½ in. (136 cm.) wide
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Joseph Fitter (b.1842) traded as a Birmingham machinist and applied for a 'British pattern' for an extending dining-table in 1861. He is known to have been trading from 210 Cheapside in 1870. Samuel Hawkins had taken out a patent number 1430 for a table winding mechanism on 6 June 1861.
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