This is a fine antique ormolu mounted Victorian amboyna and ebonised card table, circa 1850 in date.
The shaped inlaid and crossbanded swivel table top enclosing a green baize lining, perfect for playing cards. It is raised on square section tapering legs united by a wavy x -stretcher with a central ormolu roundel, on tapering feet.
It is a superb piece which is sure to get lots of attention wherever it is placed.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 92 x Depth 46 – Closed
Height 76 x Width 92 x Depth 90 – Open
Dimensions in inches:
Height 30.3 x Width 36.2 x Depth 18.1 – Closed
Height 29.9 x Width 36.2 x Depth 35.4 – Open
is a type of wood which has its origins in Indonesia (the preferred veneer comes particularly from the Andaman Islands). The grain texture is one of the rarest and most exclusive on earth.
The burls are often very small, which is why the sheets of veneer come in small dimensions. The colours range from deep yellowish-orange to dark red.
After finishing the surface, the grain texture of amboyna wood has a depth and richness unmatched in other textured woods.
Our reference: A1558