24 May 2007
A MID-VICTORIAN OAK EXTENDING DINING TABLE
CIRCA 1870, THE WINDING MECHANISM BY SAMUEL HAWKINS, LONDON
The circular top extending to include two oak and six pine leaves on carved bulbous turned legs on later castors, the winding mechanism labelled 'Samuel Hawkins, Patentee, 54 Bishopsgate, London'
28 in. (71cm.) high; 76 in. (193 cm.) wide (closed); 213½ in. (542¼ cm.) wide (fully extended); 77 in. (196 cm.) deep
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Samuel Hawkins recorded a patent number '1430' for a table winding mechanism on 6th June 1861.
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