An exceptionally rare mid-16th century joined oak draw-leaf table-cupboard, English, circa 1540-60

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Lot 502
An exceptionally rare mid-16th century joined oak draw-leaf table-cupboard, English, circa 1540-60

Sold for £ 6,312 (US$ 7,886) inc. premium

The Oak Interior

18 Sep 2019, 11:00 BST

Oxford

An exceptionally rare mid-16th century joined oak draw-leaf table-cupboard, English, circa 1540-60
The withdrawing top formed from three end-cleated boards, each leaf with an unusual shaped end-cleat, with an upright projecting and housing the top board, which has canted ends to fit, the enclosed cupboard with a pair of raised fielded panels, broad flat run-moulded muntin rails and central door opening [the door historically missing], a similar flat-run moulded base rail, the rear and sides with similar panels and rails, on particularly broad extended stiles, open: 286cm long, closed: 170cm wide x 70cm deep x 75.5cm high, (66 1/2in wide x 27 1/2in deep x 29 1/2in high)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    For a comparable table see Victor Chinnery, Oak Furniture: The British Tradition (2016), p. 243, pl. 3:158, dated to 1540-50.

    The 'dog-tooth'-shaped notches to the draw-leaf guide rails are a particularly noteworthy feature of this withdrawing table-cupboard. It is probable that the notches connected to a 'stay-mechanism', now missing, which regulated the extension of each draw-leaf.
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An exceptionally rare mid-16th century joined oak draw-leaf table-cupboard, English, circa 1540-60
An exceptionally rare mid-16th century joined oak draw-leaf table-cupboard, English, circa 1540-60
An exceptionally rare mid-16th century joined oak draw-leaf table-cupboard, English, circa 1540-60
An exceptionally rare mid-16th century joined oak draw-leaf table-cupboard, English, circa 1540-60
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