A superb Sheraton Revival flame mahogany half round fold over card table, Circa 1870 in date.
The top with cross banding and stunning marquetry decoration of shell, ribbons and swags over a decorative frieze inlaid with shells and satinwood banding. The square tapering legs inlaid with harebells and terminating in spade feet.
To the rear, flying gate legs turn out to support the fold over top that reveals a delightful red baize lined interior.
In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 75 x Width 91 x Depth 43
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.5 x Width 35.8 x Depth 16.9
Thomas Sheraton – 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as “best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.” Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called “flame mahogany.”
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
Our reference: A1311