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This gorgeous card table is crafted from beautiful flame mahogany which has been French polished to highlight the beautiful grain.
The top swivels to reveal a compartment to store your playing cards and then opens out to reveal a green baize lined playing surface, and a storage space for cards, pens, paper, etc.
It stands on its gorgeous centre base, which terminates in four beautiful splay legs with their original brass "Lion's paw" cap castors,and is typical of the Regency period.
There is a label inside the storage area that states "MB April 1844"
This elegant games table will make a wonderful addition to any room in your home.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 91 x Depth 45 - When closed
Height 76 x Width 91 x Depth 91 - When opened
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.9 x Width 35.8 x Depth 17.7 - When closed
Height 29.9 x Width 35.8 x Depth 35.8 - When opened
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
French polish is an alcohol and shellac polish for wood, it takes a lot of patience and hard work to apply it, but it is one of the most beautiful finishes available, producing an exceptionally high gloss. The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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