Extending dining table
1930 - 1939
Oak, pine, metal
76 x 91 x 91 cm
Place of origin
Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire (Accredited Museum)
A dark-stained oak and pine draw-leaf dining table, English, 1930s. The cleated top sitting atop a pair of extending leaves sliding on rails fitted to their underside. The bottom edge of the friezes with applied mouldings. Raised on four legs turned with a stylised 'cup-and-cover' and ring turnings. On ball feet.
By descent until, following the death of Edward William Spencer Cavendish, 10th Duke of Devonshire (1895 - 1950), Hardwick Hall and its contents were accepted by HM Treasury in part payment of death duties and transferred to the National Trust, in 1959.