This is a beautiful Regency Revival Jupe style flame mahogany circular extending dining table, dating from the mid 20th Century.
The table has a solid mahogany top with five peripheral leaves that can be added around the circumference. It is raised on a Cumberland design circular stretcher base with quadruped sabre legs, terminating in brass cappings and castors
With the leaves attached around the circumference the table is 183cm in diameter and can seat eight people in comfort. With the leaves removed it is 127cm in diameter and can then seat six people.
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.
There is no mistaking the fine craftsmanship of this handsome table, which is certain to become a treasured addition to your furniture collection, and a talking point with guests at meal times.
In excellent condition the table having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 127 x Depth 127 - With leaves removed
Height 74 x Width 183 x Depth 183 - Fully extended
Height 122 x Width 41 x Depth 48 - Leaf holder
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 2 inches x Depth 4 feet, 2 inches - With leaves removed
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 6 feet, 0 inches x Depth 6 feet, 0 inches - Fully extended
Height 4 feet, 0 inches x Width 1 foot, 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 7 inches - Leaf holder
Our reference: A1087
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