This is a superb antique mahogany serpentine fold-over card table, circa 1880 in date.
The botanical name for the mahogany that this card table is made of is Swietenia Macrophylla and this type of mahogany is not subject to CITES regulation.
This splendid card table is made of the finest quality mahogany and features a hinged foldover shaped top with a demi-lune motif of fanned satinwood & green stained hare-wood surrounded by radial spurs of bell-flowers between swagged bands, bordered with satinwood cross-banding outlined with stringing.
The frieze inlaid with fluting and having a bow front drawer to the centre adorned with swagged bell-flower chains, with further pendant garlands leading down the square tapering legs on spade feet.
The quality and attention to detail throughout are second to none.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops and the baize relined, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 92 x Depth 47
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 3 foot x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: A2664a