Early Victorian Mahogany Expanding Dining Table By Johnstone & Jeanes
An exceptional quality 19th Century mahogany expanding dining table, in two forms; the central block stamped ‘Johnstone and Jeanes / 67 New Bond St. / London / 48769’, each quadrant numbered 1, 2, 3, 4 pulling out to form a larger table by the addition of segmental leaves with corresponding numbers, all locked in place with brass clips stamped ‘Cope and Collinson’.
Option 2, allows the circle to split at its original diameter and extend to form a long rectangular table with D-ends. Standing on four corner and one central turned baluster with carved lotus leaf and berry decoration with lobed bun feet and concealed castors.
In perfect original condition, this table is a development on a design by Robert Jupe in 1835 who patented a “An improved expanding table” which he originally produced in association with London cabinet maker John Johnstone of New Bond Street. After 1842, the firm became Johnstone and Jeanes and went on to achieve international fame, exhibiting a ‘circular table…made on the expanding principle’ at the Great Exhibition of 1851.
English, circa 1850