Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815
Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815

Antique Regency Rosewood Brass Inlaid Card Table c.1815

c. 1815 England

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This is a very attractive antique English Regency rosewood and cut brass marquetry card table, circa 1815 in date.

This rounded rectangular card table is made from beautiful rosewood, the folding top enclosing a baize lined green playing surface. It has fabulous intricate cut brass decoration and the the attention to detail on this piece is second to none!

It stands on a elegant central column that is raised on four sabre legs which terminate in their original decorative brass caps and castors.

There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is certain to make it a talking point in your home. As such, this card table is sure to take pride of place in your lounge or reception.

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 74 x Width 91 x Depth 45 - when closed

Height 74 x Width 91 x Depth 92 - when opened

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 3 feet x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - when closed

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 3 feet x Depth 3 feet, 0 inches - when opened
Rosewood
is a rich warm reddish brown wood that has a distinct grain with dark brown and black outlining. One variety of Rosewood can vary significantly from another even though it is of the same species. These Rosewoods, native of India, South East Asia and Brazil, were dense and awkward to work with. It was renowned for quickly bluntening cutting tools and visibly darkening in colour when over prepared.

The Brazilian species of Rosewood was by far the most beautifully figured and therefore it became the most sought after and rare. This was the wood of choice for the great box makers, David and Thomas Edwards who used it to veneer some of their finest pieces.


Marquetry
is decorative artistry where pieces of material (such as wood, mother of pearl, pewter, brass silver or shell) of different colours are inserted into surface wood veneer to form intricate patterns such as scrolls or flowers.

The technique of veneered marquetry had its inspiration in 16th century Florence. Marquetry elaborated upon Florentine techniques of inlaying solid marble slabs with designs formed of fitted marbles, jaspers and semi-precious stones. This work, called opere di commessi, has medieval parallels in Central Italian "Cosmati"-work of inlaid marble floors, altars and columns. The technique is known in English as pietra dura, for the "hardstones" used: onyx, jasper, cornelian, lapis lazuli and colored marbles. In Florence, the Chapel of the Medici at San Lorenzo is completely covered in a colored marble facing using this demanding jig-sawn technique.

Techniques of wood marquetry were developed in Antwerp and other Flemish centers of luxury cabinet-making during the early 16th century. The craft was imported full-blown to France after the mid-seventeenth century, to create furniture of unprecedented luxury being made at the royal manufactory of the Gobelins, charged with providing furnishings to decorate Versailles and the other royal residences of Louis XIV. Early masters of French marquetry were the Fleming Pierre Golle and his son-in-law, André-Charles Boulle, who founded a dynasty of royal and Parisian cabinet-makers (ébénistes) and gave his name to a technique of marquetry employing shell and brass with pewter in arabesque or intricately foliate designs.



Our reference: 06672
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06672
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