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C1815 Georgian Regency Rosewood and Brass Inlaid Card Table

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This spectacular Regency, George III card table is executed in Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia Nigra) and has brass inlay to the top, apron and the legs. The harp is enriched with a brass acorn finial. As is standard the top swivels, to reveal a recess for storing cards. When the hinged top is opened out it reveals a green baise playing surface. These days it is most likely to be useful open as a supper table in a bijou apartment. The top retains the gold circular British Antique Dealer's sticker, suggesting the table has been in this country since at least the 1960s. The richness of the Brazilian rainforest timber is handsomely enriched by the cut brass stringing and complex pierced panels. The casters are original and practical. It is 90 cm wide, 44 cm deep and 73 cm tall when closed. Opens to 90 by 88 cm. This is the sort of card table that might have impressed Jane Austen when visiting her wealthier relatives or society. Such expensive and opulent card tables were intended for substantial houses, such as our local Elizabeth Bay House in Sydney or grander edifices.

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