A truly fantastic 6 ft English mahogany Jupe dining table. This beautiful Regency style dining table dates from the middle of the 20th Century, is fabulous quality and is in excellent condition and is very functional by virtue of it.s Jupe style origins. With the leaves attached, around the circumference, it is 185 cm, approx 6ft in diameter and would seat 8 people in comfort. With the leaves removed it is 128 cm, approx 4ft2 in, in diameter. It is very solid as there is a mahogany circular centre base flanked by splay legs with brass cap castors, which give the table it's superb stability. You pull out some slides, see photos, from the sides of the table and fit the leaves on them by sliding them onto the table and securing them with brass clips, which are located underneath. The chairs shown around the table are also available if required. 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. Dimensions Fully extended: 185 cm in diameter and 73 cm in height. With leaves removed : 128 cm in diameter.
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