Jupe Mahogany Expanding Table
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Jupe Mahogany Expanding Table

Jupe Mahogany Expanding Table

  • Extremely rare English mahogany circular extension dining table designed and patented by Robert Jupe
  • One of only a handful Jupe tables known and contains its original 8 leaves
  • The mechanism operates smoothly using a removable hand crank
  • This important Jupe table retains a deep, rich luster and is in fantastic condition
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This extremely rare and important English mahogany circular extension dining table was designed and patented by Robert Jupe and is attributed to Johnstone, Jeanes & Co., successors to Jupe’s original firm of Johnstone, Jupe and Co. One of only a handful known, this table illustrates perfectly the Regency era's quest to combine technical innovation with superb and beautiful craftsmanship. Complete with its original leaves, the table’s circular top is formed of eight segments with a brass tip.

When the top is rotated via the removable crank handle, an ingenious swivel mechanism causes the sections to diverge, allowing a set of leaves to be inserted for an increase in space. This revolutionary mechanism is set upon exceptionally turned pedestals that reside upon a cross base. This table has been expertly restored and comes with a later leaf-case enclosing a set of eight leaves.

In March, 1835, Robert Jupe patented his design for “an improved expanding table so constructed that the sections composing its surface may be caused to diverge from a common center and that the spaces caused thereby may be filled up by inserting leaves or filling pieces.” Jupe, at the time an upholsterer, conceived the idea for this “revolving” table early in the 1830s. He was not alone in his fascination with combining the technical merits of engineering and mechanics with the more artful pursuit of cabinet making. The first half of the 19th century saw a prolific increase in the popularity of applying new ideas to furniture principles, which allowed furniture to serve many purposes. The resulting “patent” furniture was practical and refined, although none so much as this remarkable and quite stunning table which is equally suited for intimate gatherings or large, formal dinners. Though Jupe's incredible table was well received, his company Johnstone, Jupe & Co., produced them for only 5 years (1830-1840). Once dissolved, Johnstone entered a new partnership, creating Johnstone, Jeanes & Co.

Circa 1850

65 3/4" diameter x 30" high
With leaves: 120" diameter
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Maker: Jupe, Robert
Period: 19th Century
Origin:England
Style:Victorian
Type:Dining Tables
Diameter:65.750 Inches
Width:65.75 Inches
Height:30.0 Inches
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