20 - 21 September 2004
A LATE REGENCY MAHOGANY EXTENDING DINING TABLE
CIRCA 1829, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
The rounded top with a reeded edge, and six additional leaves, on tapering turned and reeded legs with brass capped castors, the leaf catches stamped 'HOPKINSON PATENTEE'
28 in. (71 cm.) high; 208 in. (530 cm.) extended with four leaves; 63 in. (169 cm.) wide
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Illustrated in situ in the Dining Room, 'Eaton Hall, Cheshire', Country life, XLVII, 1920 (either lot 1200 or 1201).
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