This unique British two-pedestal dining table sold for $5,750 at Brunk Auctions in Asheville, N.C. It was made in the late 19th century for a very large room. Each pedestal tabletop flipped down so the two tables could be kept against a wall. The open table is 47½ inches wide and can be extended with added leaves to more than 12 feet long. The legs are carved to look like human legs with feet wearing laced boots.
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