Description & Technical information

A Victorian mahogany extending dining table by Johnstone & Jeanes.
The brass boss to the centre of the underframe is engraved ‘JOHNSTONE & JEANES/PATENTEES/67 NEW BOND STREET/LONDON’ and stamped ‘JOHNSTONE & JEANES/NEW BOND ST/LONDON/484’ on the timber frame.
The table is supplied with two original sets of extra leaves, to create a medium and large diameter.
Robert Jupe invented the mechanism for this extraordinary extending table and patented it in 1835, as patent no. 6788. Jupe and the established cabinet-maker John Johnstone had previously formed a partnership in 1832, and they expanded the business in 1835, trading as Johnstone, Jupe & Jeanes with premises at 67 New Bond Street, London. By 1842 Robert Jupe had left the partnership and was trading from 47 Welbeck Street. Johnstone & Jeanes carried on at the same New Bond Street address until 1880, and it was during this latter period that the table was made.

Date:  1845
Period:  Victorian
Origin:  English
Medium: Mahogany
Dimensions: 212 x 183 x 73.5 cm (83¹/₂ x 72 x 28⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, England.

Categories: Furniture