A Regency mahogany extending dining-table, by David Edwards (active first half 19th Century)

A Regency mahogany extending dining-table, by David Edwards (active first half 19th Century)

c. 1800 to c. 1849 United Kingdom

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£32,000 gbp
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Comprising two rounded rectangular ends, each on a rectangular support with reeded outscrolled legs, with concertina action extending to enclose four leaves on ring-turned tapering legs, with brass caps and castors, ten brass clips, with two inset brass plaques inscribed 'EDWARDS PATENT NE PLUS ULTRA DIEU ET MON DROIT'

Height 74cm, fully extended width 397cm, depth 131cm (please note that each of four leaves of approximately 63cm in width can be removed as required to adjust the table width, i.e. with 3 leaves table length is 334cm).

This form of expanding table has been named a 'Cumberland' table, possibly after Cumberland Lodge, Windsor.
C. Jones, Colefax & Fowler - The Best in English Interior Decoration, New York, London, a.o., 3rd edn., 1998, p. 182 (illustrated).

The die-stamped patent label of the King Street cabinet-maker David Edwards (d. 1848) appears in similar reed-framed tablets on the trestle pillars of other tables with Grecian-scrolled 'claws' (C. Gilbert, The Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, figs. 310-312).

In the early 1820's Edwards is listed in George IV's Household Accounts, which are now preserved in the Windsor Archives (C. Gilbert and G. Beard, The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p. 269).
Dimensions
Height 74.00 cm (29.13 inches)
Width 397.00 cm (156.30 inches)
Depth 131.00 cm (51.57 inches)
Stock Code
7815
Medium
Mahogany
Signed/Inscribed
Two inset brass plaques inscribed 'EDWARDS PATENT NE PLUS ULTRA DIEU ET MON DROIT'
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