Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by David Harris

Table
Mahogany
L: 366 cm (with two leaves); W: 157 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B81.0968
 
 
A George III mahogany dining table, supported by three pillars with four splay legs, and having four extension leaves. This table is unusual in the "concertina" mechanism which allows the basic table, which is constructed as one piece, to be extended to accomodate four extra leaves. The normal method of construction is to support the leaves on extending lopers.

Publications:
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir