This is a fine quality Antique Regency (c 1820) Rosewood card table with a rectangular top with rounded corners, swivelling and fold over top with a panelled frieze flanked with leafy carvings.
The table is of the quality and in the style of the luxury furniture and furnishing firm Gillow of Lancastershire (1730). The wood of the table is in a rich warm medium rosewood colour with a striking grain and good patina. There is a panelled frieze flanked by beautiful moulded edge and carved leafy scrolls. The table top swivel revealing a spacious compartment where to store cards and other games. Once open, it displays a green baize playing surface. The table stands firmly on a column with a carved acanthus base and collar terminating on a quadriform base with melon lobed feet with concealed castors.
This eye catching antique table would prove an ideal piece for a hallway with a beautiful lamp on top – see our lamps in our on line store, or provide the perfect setting for a game of cards with friends and family.
Condition report: This fine example of Regency card table dates back to circa 1820 and is some 200 years old. The table shows original building material and construction methods. However, as with most antiques there are signs of age and use. The table shows small fine scratches on the top that can be seen against the light. Towards the back of the top there are two or three water marks- like that can be seen through the polish against the light. The wood veneer has two small chips at the front, at the right corner of the table where it folds and at the side of the quadriform base. The green baize has some marks and it is slightly worn in two places. All of the above is mentioned for accuracy and believed to be a testimony of the age and use of this very fine old piece of antique furniture which is full of character. Please review carefully the photographs to see the items listed here.
H: 74 cm (29 inches), W: 92 cm (36 inches), D: 45 cm (17 3