Jupe Table

The original was patented by Robert Jupe in 1835 with the specification that it was to be "an improved expanding table." His tabletop was comprised of sections that diverged from a common centre which created spaces that could be filled by leaves. Jupe and his then partner John Johnstone manufactured these tables between 1835 and 1840. Original Jupe tables are extremely rare and have fetched up to $500,000 at auction.