Fine Regency Ormolu Mounted Calamander Card Table


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Object Description

A striking English early 19th century Regency period Calamander pedestal card table

circa 1815.

The swivel action foldover top, opening to a green baize lined playing surface, above a vibrant frieze with central brass-moulded tablet, over the square cut column support raised on a platform base, having gilt-brass mounts modelled as Grecian masks flanked by palmettes to each concave side, standing on four downswept sabre legs, having gilt-brass acanthus leaves mounts to the knees and terminating in original gilt-brass capped casters. Remains of the original trade label to the underside.

The present table shares similarities in design and construction with another ormolu-mounted calamander card table, bearing the label of George Simson, sold Christie’s, London, 23 May 2012, Lot 380.

Height: 28.5 in / 72 cm
Width: 35.25 in / 91.5 cm
Depth: 17.25 in / 45 cm
Full Depth: 35.25 in / 91.5 cm

Object History

George Simson, cabinet-maker and undertaker, traded from 19 St Paul’s Churchyard from 1787 until 1840. He was among the specialist manufacturers of Grecian-black calamander furniture, ormolu-enriched in the French fashion.

Object Literature

Christie’s, London, 23 May 2012, Lot 380

Object Condition

Good antique condition, original mounts and castors

Object Details

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