Extending dining table
Oak and brass
720 mm (H); 181 mm (L); 1200 mm (W)
Place of origin
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Wightwick Manor, West Midlands (Accredited Museum)
An oak extending dining table, British, circa 1870, the circular top with shaped rim, this table top separating and extending to allow the insertion of three additional leaves if required, on four turned and tapering legs terminating in brass castors.
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 was transferred to the National Trust on the death of Sir Geoffrey in 1962.