A pair of Chippendale period, mahogany serpentine concertina action card tables

Stock Code: 2082 - SOLD

Description: An outstanding pair of George III Chippendale period mahogany serpentine, concertina action card tables of fine colour and patina. The top with serpentine front and sides with a crisply beautifully carved flower and ribbon edge to both lower and upper leaves.

The flame mahogany frieze with finely carved rope twist lower edge over flute moulded legs with flower carved ears and a shaped oversailing toe.

The top opens to reveal a leather lined playing surface, the concertina action allowing both back legs to extend forming an off square table with a leg in each corner.

Further Information: When compared to the more usual 'swing leg', the concertina action is a much more elegant and desirable way of supporting a card or tea table when open, as it forms a table with a leg in each corner. It is rare to see concertina action tables of this period as a pair. They have superb constructional qualities, with tight crisp carving and the use of choice veneers throughout, this pair represents English period furniture at its very best.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. The leather playing surface approximately 60 years old.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1765

Provenance: From the collection of Marie B. and Edward F. Swenson, Jr., New York. Believed to have bought from the London trade in the late 1950?s early 1960?s.

Dimensions: Height 29.00 inches (73.66cm) Width 36.00 inches (91.44cm) Depth 18.00 inches (45.72cm)

Price: £36,900