The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017

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Lot no.

176

A George II mahogany folding card table, circa 1750 and later

Sold for £800

Est: £800–1200

A George II mahogany folding card table, circa 1750 and later, the folding top with rounded outset front corners, opening to a baize inset interior incorporating counter wells, the frieze centred by a shell motif, above tapering cabriole legs headed by shell carved terminals, and on pad feet, 71cm high, 87cm wide, 43 cm deep

Marks scratches and abrasions comensurate with age and use
Old splits and chips
There are two old plugged holes and the 'shadow' where a handle was previously placed to the centre of the frieze. There is no operating drawer. and no incisions to suggest there was one.
Some old surface water marks that could be polished out
Later replaced baize inset
There are various later elements of timber forming and supporting the rear half of the frieze (see images) the blocks that form the hinged arms for the rear legs are also later and stained to darken. There is evidence of glue to blocks to the underside of the top also. In addition, the rear half of the side panels are seperate elements of timber (see images) this is a later adaption/ alteration
Please refer to additional images for visual reference to condition
Overall, despite the later elements this is an attractive table largely constructed from high quality timber

The Fine Sale

Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am

Donnington Priory
Oxford Road
Donnington
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2JE

Viewing

Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am

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