Georgian Mahogany Card and Tea Table

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There is more than meets the eye with this exceptional George III-period table. Crafted of luxurious mahogany and aged to a rich patina, this table opens to reveal not one, but two different surfaces. Lift the first top to use the table as a tea table, and when tea is over, lift the second top and play a game of cards on the green baize-lined surface, which is complete with sunken wells for chips. Outset corners provide the perfect place to rest a teacup, and a gate-leg swings out to support the hinged tops securely. Exhibiting the best of traditional Georgian design, the cabriole legs are accented with acanthus and end in ball-and-claw feet, while a frieze drawer adds to the table’s incredible functionality. A staple in homes during the 18th and 19th centuries, when entertaining at home was of primary social importance, these tables were crafted in a multitude of styles. Folding tables such as this, especially 18th-century examples, are particularly prized by collectors today.
Details
Place of Origin
England
Date of Manufacture
Circa 1760
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Materials and Techniques
Mahogany
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
30 in. H x 35 in. W x 17 in. D
76 cm H x 89 cm W x 43 cm D
Dealer Location
New Orleans, LA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
U1109268911207
Address
M.S. Rau Antiques
630 Royal St.
New Orleans LA 70130
US
(888) 986-0322
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