Antique Cumberland dining table
A good mahogany Cumberland dining table c. 1780
This table has all its original leaves and clips. It folds down to 2 small drop leaf tables. One of the leaves with the rounded corners is fixed with shooting hinges and can be removed and substituted for the leaf with square corners to make a complete smaller table with 4 rounded corners, so it is very adaptable.
By tradition the first Cumberland-action dining-table was made for Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland, 4th son of Frederick, Prince of Wales and brother of George III. He was a patron of John Linnell in the mid-1770s so it is possible that he was the first recipient of a sophisticated design which is a development of the double gateleg table, adapted so that the legs spread the weight without obstructing people sitting at it.
53.50inch wide 28.50inch high 115.00inch deep (135.89 cm wide 72.39 cm high 292.10 cm deep)
Width: 115'' / 292cm
Height: 28½'' / 72.5cm
Depth: 53½'' / 136cm
Stock Number: S101 [MOX-303]