A pair of George III Sheraton period satinwood & tulipwood banded card tables - Millington Adams

A pair of George III Sheraton period satinwood & tulipwood banded card tables

Stock Code: 2309 - SOLD

Description: A fine pair of George III, Sheraton period, demi-lune, satinwood, tulipwood and ebony strung card tables, retaining fine colour and excellent patina. The tops of demi-lune shape, with tulipwood cross-banding, strung with box and ebony around the periphery. Both rear legs swing out to support the opened top which has a green baize lined playing surface.

The frieze is divided into panels, again with tulipwood cross-banding and stringing around each, with a marquetry patterae to the top of each square section, box wood and ebony strung, tapering leg; which finally are tipped with ebony toes. A fabulous pair of classic Sheraton card tables.

Further Information: Norman Adams was the son of a Bristol schoolmaster and antique dealer, and in 1928 opened his famous shop at 8 - 10 Hans Road, Knightsbridge, which only closed in 2009. He was known as an unrivalled supplier of what is possibly the finest period of English furniture. His "eye" for quality was unerring, and many of the very finest pieces from the Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite eras passed through his hands.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, including small repairs to chipped veneer, waxing. The baize playing surfaces recently replaced.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1790

Provenance: Private collection London, UK, bought from Norman Adams, Hans Road London. Norman Adams ivorine label attached underneath one table.

Dimensions: Height 29.50 inches (74.93cm) Width 36.00 inches (91.44cm) Depth 18.00 inches (45.72cm)

Price: £19,900