This is a fine quality antique 19th Century inlaid satinwood demi-lune card table bearing the makers’ label:
‘T. H. Filmer & Son 31 & 32 Berners Street London W.
Cabinet Makers & Upholsterers’.
The elegant ripple-grained satinwood top inlaid with a fanned demi-lune emitting anthemion style foliate spurs threaded with a key pattern chain, and framed by a border band outlined with strings of ebony & boxwood.
The frieze inlaid with swagged garlands tied in fluttering ribbons and housing a bow-front drawer centred by a patera & drapery. The square tapering legs adorned with pendant chains of bell-flowers leading down to the spade feet. The rear legs swinging out to support the top, folding over to reveal a green baize playing surface
The quality and attention to detail throughout is second to none.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 47 x Depth 47
Height 74 x Width 94 x Depth 94 – open
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.1 x Width 18.5 x Depth 18.5
Height 29.1 x Width 37.0 x Depth 37.0 – open
T.H Filmer & Sons
was based in London, in Berners Street in 1835 and produced fine piece of furniture until the late 1860s. Their pieces of furniture have been exhibited during the 1862 International Exhibition in London and they are currently displayed at the Victoria & Albert Museum London
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: A1421