Extendable table

Barbosa & Costa Factory - Palácio Nacional da Pena1886/1886

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This oak dining table is fitted with a telescopic opening system with five additional leaves on each side When closed, the table has a diameter of 1.5 metres, but when fully extended it is 4 metres long; it could seat between four and 20 people on chairs in woven reeds. This table belongs to the dining room furniture ordered by Ferdinand II from Barbosa and Costa in 1866 for La Pena palace. Designed exclusively in Portugal, the table demonstrates the search for functionality and innovation peculiar to the industrial era. It imitates the 17th century style, with animal heads sculpted on the feet, and was clearly destined for use in the country.

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  • Title: Extendable table
  • Creator: Barbosa & Costa Factory - Palácio Nacional da Pena
  • Date Created: 1886/1886
  • Location: Palácio Nacional da Pena, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.50m in diameter
  • Type: Furniture
  • Rights: © EMIGUS, PSML
  • Medium: Oak