A Very Good Quality, English 18th Century Georgian Sheraton Period, Satinwood Card Table Of D Shaped Form, With Attractive Crossbanded And Ebonised Inlaid Decoration To Well Figured Foldover Top, Over Frieze Raised On Extremely Elegant Square Tapering Legs With Spade Feet.
Card tables were of course made to stand at the side of a room and act effectively as a side, or console type table, with the ability to be pulled out into the middle of a room and opened up to allow gaming at a moments notice. Often they were part of a suite, or pair and this would also involve a table of identical design aside from having a wooden surface inside, as opposed to the baized playing surface.
Card games amongst other things was of course a popular pastime during the 18th and 19th centuries, so of course whenever one was entertaining it would be almost certain that your card table would be brought out into use. It was therefore important to people to ensure that the card tables they owned were exactly as they wanted them to be and the overall design, or quality, was felt to be befitting of their social status at the time.
Overall this Georgian card table is in ver good condition, just a few old blemishes which have of course blended in nicely over the years. It is in more than functional condition and there is no doubt at all that it is absolutely fit for original purpose. Alternatively of course it is very elegant and attractive and would make an excellent side table, or console table just about anywhere that one is required.
Depth 35in (top open).