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

Stock Code: 2375 - SOLD

Description: A fine pair of George III Sheraton period demi-lune card tables, veneered with the finest West Indian satinwood and cross-banded with tulipwood.

The tops with a large inlaid marquetry fan positioned centrally on the straight side, with tulipwood cross-banding, strung with box and ebony around the periphery and a further large concentric sycamore fan. Both rear legs swing out to support the opened top which has a green baize lined, leather edge playing surface.

Below the frieze divided into panels, again with tulipwood cross-banding around each. The square section tapering legs with ebony strung edges and ebony toes. A very nice touch indicative of quality, is that the frieze to the rear of the table is finished in satinwood with neat brass latches to hold both rear swing legs. A particularly well proportioned and handsome pair of tables retaining excellent colour and patina throughout.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. The baize playing surface has been replaced.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1785.

Provenance: With Mallett Antiques, Dover St, London.

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

Price: £19,900