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A William IV Mahogany Expanding Table

A William IV Mahogany Expanding Table

Dimensions (closed): H: 29 in / 74 cm  |  W: 48 in / 122 cm  |  D: 23.5 in / 60 cm
Dimensions (fully extended): H: 29 in / 74 cm  |  W: 93 in / 236 cm  |  D: 48 in / 122 cm

PRICE: £22,500


A rare patent extending dining table constructed from fine Cuban mahogany, when closed the table serves as an end-support table showcasing the handsome lotus-leaf carved and tapering legs terminating in pairs of lion paw feet; an ingenious telescoping mechanism concealed underneath the swivel top, allowing an additional three leaves to be added. Stamped "Wilkinson & Sons 14 Ludgate Hill."
English, circa 1830

Wilkinson & Sons

Wilkinson & Sons was a London furniture business, active from 1808 to 1890, with locations at 14 Ludgate Hill and Old Bond Street. Founded by William Wilkinson, they specialized in furniture making, upholstery, and design. Initially, William partnered with Thomas Wilkinson, but they dissolved their collaboration in 1807, with William continuing the business.

They were known for promoting innovative patent furniture, and their pieces were variously stamped with the Wilkinson family name, using "Wilkinson & Sons" from the 1820s onwards.

In 1829, they conceived a table for architect John Rennie, commissioned by the Earl of Lonsdale at Lowther Castle. They were noted exhibitors at the 1851 Great Exhibition, and after William's passing, the business moved to 8 Bond Street. By 1871, it was managed by Charles Wilkinson and his son, Frederick, at two locations.

In the late 1880s, they produced furniture for the Century Guild and later formed Hindley & Wilkinson in the early 1890s, who would continue into the twentieth century.

REF No. 9908

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