This is one of the finest pairs of card tables that we have seen. They were found in wonderfully original condition with no polish left but more importantly with no previous repairs. These antique card tables are very well drawn with absolutely perfect proportions. The timber is a very good colour, a golden brown with no red in it and there is gadrooning in all the right places. The contra foliate scroll brass work is very precisely done, not only on the top it is on the column and is even on the lower frieze which runs around the base. The brass stringing around the edge is a very fine feature which looks good whether the tops are open or closed.
The tops rotate around ninety degrees to reveal a mahogany lined storage space on their way to converting from side table to card table. In fact all the visible wood underneath is mahogany. These really are the nicest pair of card tables that we have seen for a very long time, if ever.
English circa 1815 £12500
89cm x 90cm / 35″ x 35½” open
44.5cm x 90cm / 17½” x 35½” closed
72.5cm / 28½” h open
74cm / 29h” closed