This is a important and rare Queen Anne revival walnut jupe action dining table by Gillows, late 19th Century in date with eight superb dining chairs.
The amazing table features a shaped circular crossbanded top with a moulded edge, the six triangular segments rotating and expanding to accomodate two sizes of leaves. This means that the table can be set to three different sizes as required to suit the occasion.
The shaped top and frieze is raised on shell-carved cabriole legs terminating in pad feet.
The table is stamped GILLOWS twice and bears the serial no. 96643.
The two sizes of white metal capped set of six large leaf inserts, and six small leaf inserts come complete with a leaf carrier chest .
The table seats four with all leaves removed, six with the small inserts and eight with the large inserts.
This fascinating table illustrates all the very best elements of English cabinet-making combined with the remarkable burst of inventiveness of the Industrial Revolution. It was not until John Johnstone and Robert Jupe patented their ingenious design in March 1835 for an expanding round table,that round dining tables, which had suffered from the problem of not offering flexibility of seating, could compete with the established rectangular extending dining tables.
The beautiful English-made set of eight Regency style dining chairs are contemporary in date and have been masterfully hand crafted in beautiful solid flame mahogany throughout. The finish and attention to detail on display are truly breathtaking.
The set comprises eight side chairs,all of which feature an attractive bar back design with hand carved decoration and 'drop in' seats that are upholstered in the finest olive green suede effect fabric.
Country House sitting in 25 acres of beautiful gardens in the centre of rustic Staffordshire and home of the Northcote family.
In excellent condition the table having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed and the chairs polished and reupholstered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77.5 x Width 186 x Depth 186 - With large leaves added
Height 77.5 x Width 161 x Depth 161 - With small leaves added
Height 77.5 x Width 137 x Depth 137 - Closed
Height 86 x Width 48 x Depth 43 - Chairs
Height 46 - Seat height
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 6 feet, 1 inch x Depth 6 feet, 1 inch - With large leaves added
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 5 feet, 3 inches x Depth 5 feet, 3 inches - With small leaves added
Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 4 feet, 6 inches x Depth 4 feet, 6 inches - Closed
Height 2 feet, 10 inches x Width 1 foot, 7 inches x Depth 1 foot, 5 inches - Chairs
Height 1 foot, 6 inches - Seat height
Our reference: 09647a