Luxury Design, Past & Present
A mahogany centre table from Clumber Park, seat of the 7th Duke of Newcastle, the rectangular top with a gadrooned edge set upon four sturdy tapering and shaped hexagonal legs, joined to a flat X-frame stretcher, bearing an inventory label with a crowned letter Clumber 2442 and stamped Johnstone Jupe & Co, New Bond St, London 2751. English c1840.
Provenance: The 7th Duke of Newcastle, Clumber House, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire (now National Trust.)
Footnote: Johnstone Jupe & Co of New Bond Street made furniture from 1835 -1840 then subsequently became Johnstone & Jeans after 1842. The Company was best known for the design and manufacture of metamorphic furniture most notably the ‘Jupe Dining Table’.