George III mahogany serpentine concertina action card table in the manner of Wright & Elwick

Stock Code: 2249 - SOLD

Description: A superb George III Chippendale period mahogany serpentine, concertina action card table in the manner of Wright & Elwick of Wakefield, retaining original 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 lozenge carved lower edge over flute moulded legs with flower carved ears and lozenge carved outer edge. The top opens to reveal a leather bound baize lined playing surface, the concertina action allowing both back legs to extend forming an off square table with a leg in each corner. A fabulous table.

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 complete table with a leg in each corner. This table has superb constructional qualities, with tight crisp carving and the use of choice veneers throughout, this is truly a choice piece of period English furniture. The adaption of Chippendale patterns and the table?s distinctive Chippendale style and crisp carving are characteristics associated with the work of Wright and Elwick, cabinet-makers from Wakefield, Yorkshire. Richard Wright and Edward Elwick whose partnership lasted from 1747 to 1771, both subscribed to the first edition of Chippendale's Director of 1754 and enjoyed patronage from a large number of stately homes in Yorkshire and throughout the rest of England.

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

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1760

Provenance: Private collection UK.

Maker: In the manner of Wright & Elwick of Wakefield

Dimensions: Height 29.50 inches (74.93cm) Width 39.00 inches (99.06cm) Depth 18.75 inches (47.62cm)

Price: £21,900