An Exceptionally Fine Quality Late 18th Century, George III Period, Satinwood Demi Lune Card Table Having Superbly Figured Foldover Top, With Purpleheart Wood Crossbanded Decoration, Enclosing Rare Tooled Baize Playing Surface, Raised On Elegant Square Tapering Legs Terminating With Original Spade Feet.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries both card, and tea, tables were an absolute essential part of the house contents. Often, but not always made in pairs, the purpose of a card table is exactly what it says on the tin, to play cards at.
Designed in such a way that when required the playing surface can be hidden away and the table can look like a normal console, or side table they come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, designs, qualities and timbers.
This particular card table is very much at the top end of the scale in terms of its features. It is constructed from the highest grade of expensive Satinwood and banded with Purpleheart, another expensive wood to purchase in the raw. The shape is what’s known as demi lune, or half round, and this is widely regarded as the most elegant of all shapes. This table is certainly remarkably elegant. It also sports a rather unusual tooled decoration to the baize top and this is very interesting as tooling is usually something reserved for leather tops.
Absolutely perfect for its original purpose of gaming, or just as an incredibly elegant console table, or even just a simple side table this item can be used in a whole host of different spots around the home and would certainly add a touch of class and sophistication to any room which it is placed in.
As with all of the stock we offer for sale this card table has been attended to in our workshops by our skilled restorers and lightly cleaned plus naturally waxed in the traditional fashion, ensuring that it is ready to be placed immediately into the home.