Extending dining table
72 x 178.5 cm; 230 cm (Length)
Place of origin
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Wightwick Manor, West Midlands (Accredited Museum)
An oak extending dining table, British, circa 1860, the circular table top formed of two halves, each half supported on four turned and block section legs joined by low stretchers, the two halves extend apart to allow an extra leaf to be inserted, this leaf is carried on pullout supports and secured with brass clips.
In 1937 Sir Geoffrey Mander and his wife Rosalie gifted Wightwick Manor, its contents and gardens to the National Trust. Sir Geoffrey and his family continued to occupy and manage Wightwick adding to the collection in collaboration with the National Trust. Sir Geoffrey died in 1962 but Lady Mander continued to live at Wightwick until her death in 1988. This table is listed in the Wightwick Manor 1937 inventory.