A fine pair of George III Sheraton period demi-lune card tables, veneered with the finest West Indian satinwood.
The well figured tops, with tulipwood, satinwood and purple heart cross-banding, strung with box and ebony around the periphery. Both rear legs swing out to support the opened top which has a tooled baize lined playing surface.
Below, the frieze again banded tulipwood and purple heart cross-banding. The square section tapering legs with inlaid ebony and box stringing, finished with ebony toes. A very nice touch indicative of quality, is that the frieze to the rear of the table is finished in satinwood. A particularly well proportioned and handsome pair of tables retaining excellent colour and patina throughout.
Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. The baize playing surface replaced within the past 20 years.
Country of Origin: England
Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1785
Provenance: With Peter Lipitch Ltd, Fulham Rd, London. Exhibited Masterpiece Fair, London.
Dimensions: Height 29.00 inches (73.66cm) Width 36.00 inches (91.44cm) Depth 18.00 inches (45.72cm)