Neoclassical style mahogany card, dressing, and writing table
French, 19th Century
Height 75cm, width 70cm, depth 45cm
This charming table is an ingenious piece of design. The table serves three functions: it works as a writing desk, a dressing table, and a card table. The table is crafted in a refined Neoclassical style from mahogany and elm and is finished with blind frames of brass inlay. The top slides backwards, revealing a folding mirror contained atop the compartment drawer; the top is also hinged, opening to reveal a square playing surface. The table is raised on four tapering legs.