11 February 1999
AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY COACHING-TABLE
The rounded rectangular hinged top on a folding X-frame support joined by turned baluster stretchers, with remains of printed paper maker's label 'H. D. WHITE Cabinet Maker Upholsterers Paper Hangers ... ....'
27 in. (68.5 cm.) high; 39 in. (99 cm.) wide, open; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
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W. Smee and Sons illustrated a similar Butler's tray table in their Designs for Furniture, 1850 (illustrated in E. Joy, Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design, Woodbridge, 1977, p. 519).
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