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Extraordinary Jupe Style Expandable Round To Round Dining Table In Red Lacquer Chinoiserie Finish, American 20th Century.

List: $18,500

 

Extraordinary Jupe style expandable round to round dining table in red lacquer chinoiserie finish with two sets of leaves, so the table at it's smallest diameter is 81", with smaller set of leaves expands to 91" and with larger set expands to 101" diameter. This ingenious table is based on the 1835 design by Robert Jupe [1. The Marvellous Mechanics of Jupe, Johnstone & Jeanes By Thomas Williams, Sotheby's https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/the-marvelous-mechanics-of-jupe-johnstone-jeanes ] , the table effortlessly spins counter clockwise to open up, to add or remove leaves, then spins clockwise to lock back into place.

For several years, this was the dining table in the San Francisco penthouse of former U.S. Secretary of State, George Shultz [2. George Shultz, statesman and Stanford scholar, dies at 100, Stanford News, February 7, 2021 https://news.stanford.edu/2021/02/07/george-shultz-statesman-stanford-scholar-dies-100/ ] and his wife, socialite and philanthropist, Charlotte Mailliard Shultz [3. Charlotte Shultz, who received a queen, a pope and countless world leaders to S.F. as its ‘chief of protocol,' dies at 88 by Carolyne Zinko, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 3, 2021, https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Charlotte-Shultz-San-Francisco-s-longtime-16672961.php ]; American, 20th century.

height: 29.5 in. 75 cm.
diameter: 81 in. 2.06 meters, expandable to 101 in. 2.5 meters


 

 

 

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