A Very Fine Quality Early 19th Century Regency Period Rosewood Card Table Having Superbly Figured Fold Over Swivel Top With Exceptional Brass Inlaid Decoration, Enclosing Baize Playing Surface, Raised On Tapered Central Upright Support With Quad Form Base And Four Elegant Sabre Legs Terminating On Original Brass Paw Castors.
This card table is relatively typical in terms of design of the output from the leading cabinet makers of the early 19th century for their wealthiest clients.
The quality of the rosewood veneers which have been chosen and the profuse amount of brass inlaid decoration is certainly a real indicator of just how expensive this piece of furniture would have been to produce originally in terms of raw materials alone, let alone before taking into account the time it would have taken to make.
It remains in good condition, with many original features and the relatively recently replaced green baize playing surface inside make it absolutely perfect for its original purpose. That said it also serves as an attractive, elegant side, or console table should one not require its original functionality.