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Regency Rosewood Inlaid Card Table with Brass Mounts c. 1825

A very fine example of English High Regency furniture dating from c.1825, useable and beautiful, and in superior original condition
c. 1825
29 inches high and 24 inches high to lowest edge of the frieze. 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep when open, 18 inches deep when closed.

For metric, please multiply all dimensions by 2.5
Full Description
This beautiful table has a breakfront bow shape with deep frieze. The top and frieze are strung in satinwood as are the lyre shaped supports. The edges are crossbanded and the frieze is finished with a deep brass half round band. The lyre shaped supports have gilt brass rosettes to each leg and on both faces and terminate in original solid brass 'clawed' lions paw casters.

The diamond shaped inlays are repeated to top, frieze and legs and the edges are strung in satinwood. The whole is dressed with thickly cut rosewood veneers, the supports worked with the straightest rosewood grains to give an evenly striped finish.

The shaped stretcher is flanked by elegant brass foliate mounts and centred by a brass sphinx to both faces, reflecting the Regency period fascination with Egyptian ornament and design. Further rare and fine quality details are that the table has an original brass lock to the back which prevents the table top from turning when being moved or carried and the back face is rosewood dressed even though it would so rarely be seen. The table turns smooth as silk and opens on original hinges to a baize lined face with crossbanded border. The green baize in good condition.

Heavy solid mahogany carcase to the table and no damage, woodworm, warps, wobbles or repairs. In excellent original condition with only a few superficial marks and light dings consistent with age and use. The rosewood is beautifully figured and perfectly matched throughout.