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This gorgeous card table is crafted from beautiful rosewood which has been French polished to highlight the beautiful grain of the wood.
The top swivels to reveal a compartment to store your playing cards and then opens out for playing cards or taking tea and the rosewood makes a beautiful pattern. The inside is lined with green baize.
It stands on its gorgeous centre base, which rests on shaped feet with wonderful carved decoration so typical of the William IV period.
This elegant card table will make a wonderful addition to any room in your home.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 75 x Width 92 x Depth 45 - Closed
Height 75 x Width 92 x Depth 92 - Open
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 3 feet, 0 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Closed
Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 3 feet, 0 inches x Depth 3 feet, 0 inches - Open
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.
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.
Our reference: 06337
318 Green Lanes