A Carved Mahogany Chippendale
Game or Card Table, England, c.1780
This card table has one
of the most desirable of early Chippendale forms,
with its beautiful turret corners, which, when open,
are serviceably fitted for card games (see below).
The small drawer, which is usually replaced and rebuilt,
is absolutely original and in perfect condition (see
details). The case is supported by beautifully
carved and delicate legs. Knee carvings are usually
optional, cost more, and these knee carvings are quite
unique in design. The claw and ball feet are of good
size, shapely, and assertively executed.
This table has an
old exterior surface, and the unfinished surfaces
underneath show an absolutely consistent oxidized
surface. We are very proud to own and offer this table.
The top of this table is
composed of magnificently figured solid mahogany with
a very old surface. When one runs one's hand across
the top board, one can feel a shrinkage ripple similar
to old glass; the wood was probably had very good
age from the start.
28 1/4 in. Width: 32 1/2 in. Depth: 16 in.
- 32 in.