London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
A Victorian carved mahogany extending dining table of massive proportions
In four sections, the ends with rounded corners and having a moulded edge, raised on stylised foliate and reeded baluster turned tapering legs terminating in brass caps and castors, including thirteen extra leaves
66in. (168cm.) wide, 29¼in. (74.5cm.) high, each end section -- 54in. (137cm.) long, length of four sections without leaves -- 241¼in. (137cm.) long, length overall including leaves -- 716¾in. (1820cm.), 59'8¾" (18m 20cm)
with a contemporary mahogany cupboard to accomodate thirteen leaves, with baize lined interior and enclosed by a panelled door, on wooden castors -- 33¾in. (80.5cm.) wide, 80in. (203cm.) high, 39¼in. (100cm.) deep
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Dining Room, by whom bequeathed, through his widow
Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Dining Room, and by descent.
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1949 Luton Hoo Inventory, p. 130, in the Old Dining Room.
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